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04/22/2004

Relax! No, really!

A hearty cockslap to the geniuses at UCSD who came up with this:

A team at the University of California San Diego found that women who worried about either the medical aspects or the cost of their assisted reproductive technology (ART) cases were less likely to become pregnant than women who are less concerned. [...]

Women worried about the medical aspects of the procedure had 20 percent fewer eggs retrieved and 19 percent fewer eggs fertilized than women who were less inclined to worry about it. [...]

Those who were very concerned about how much the treatment cost were more likely to miscarry.

"See? I told you your rotten attitude was the reason you're not getting pregnant!"

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