January 14, 2011

DT Friday Freakout: Medical Clown Edition

Whew, it has been a long week at DTHQ, and frankly, I was looking forward to a freakout-free weekend. But then, well, wow:

researchers who studied 219 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) discovered that women were more likely to become pregnant if they were paid a visit by a professional "medical clown" after the procedure. [discover magazine]
But wait! The study, by Shevach Friedler, was conducted at an Israeli fertility clinic, where the pregnancy rates for women who had embryo transfers on "non-clown" days was compared to the clowned women:
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. [guardian]

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