In another media story that means very little, clowns are being brought into a Canadian hospital to help get women pregnant. Sound ridiculous? Two professionally trained, university accredited medical clowns from Israel are presented a conference at the McGill University Health Centre’s reproductive centre about the link between clowning and fertility rates. In a study of 219 women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments, 36 per cent of the women entertained for 15 minutes by a medical clown following the implantation of the embryo became pregnant, compared with 20 per cent for those who were not. As an interesting side note, those 16% who became pregnant had babies born with red balls on their noses.
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