Medical Clowns and IVF: A Dialogue with Danielle Deveau

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A story is making the rounds in various news sources that researchers in Israel have shown that women who were visited by a “medical clown” after receiving in vitro fertilization treatment had a 16% higher rate of pregnancy than women who did not receive this followup visit.

I study science and reproduction; my colleague Danielle Deveau studies humour. Here, we have a dialogue about the story.

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