Clowns increase chance of pregnancy, study finds

An Israeli study of an IVF clinic has found that pregnancy rate almost doubled when a “medical clown” visited clinic after the embryo transfer.

From the Guardian article:

During recovery from the procedure, each woman had a 15-minute visit from the clown, who performed a specific routine created by Friedler – who has studied movement and mime – and a colleague.

The researchers found that, compared to women who came to the clinic on a “non-clown” day, those who’d had a laugh were more than twice as likely to become pregnant, when other factors such as age, type of infertility and the number of embryos transferred, were taken into account.

Of course, what this “visit” was could also factor mightily.  Did it involve the dropping of trou?

The question is, is there a very fertile clown somewhere in Israel who is spreading his seed via IVF clinic?

(and decide for yourself)

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