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Mark Atwood
Snerk. The logical endpoint of "Abstinence Education".

Childless couple told to try sex as infertility cure

A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless - they weren't having sex.

The University Clinic of Lubek said they had never heard of a case like it after examining the couple who went to see them last month for fertility tests.

Doctors subjected them to a series of examinations and found they were both apparently fertile, and should have had no trouble conceiving.

A clinic spokesman said: "When we asked them how often they had had sex, they looked blank, and said: "What do you mean?".

"We are not talking retarded people here, but a couple who were brought up in a religious environment who were simply unaware, after eight years of marriage, of the physical requirements necessary to procreate."

The 30-year-old wife and her 36-year-old husband are now being given sex therapy lessons while the university clinic undertakes a study to try to find out if there are more couples with a similar lack of sex education.

Current Mood: amused amused

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jenkitty From: jenkitty Date: May 17th, 2004 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, that is truly sad.
seattlejo From: seattlejo Date: May 17th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
See and my thought was "They were encouraged to start breeding"
I mean if you cant figure it out on your own maybe you shouldnt be in the gene pool.
lionmage From: lionmage Date: May 18th, 2004 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
That is very, very odd. I'm having trouble believing this is real, as a matter of fact, but sadly, it's probably very much real.

Incidentally, your color scheme for your journal makes the date-stamps for user comments invisible unless I highlight the text next to the user's icon. YMMV on other browsers, but right now I'm viewing this on IE6 in Windoze (yuck).
seawasp From: seawasp Date: May 18th, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


The mind boggles that these people could be aware of the existence of infertility clinics, and yet so utterly insulated from the REST of the world that they don't know about sex.
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