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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Fiidciy Novcmbft 26, 1971 No m ivalent to gynecologist lly fTlltlSTINK went iro Hi-' hospital -i of the failure, they should seek expert advice." 1 l.iinilun Observer Service 1X1NOON Marion, age ?Ji. first visited the infertility clinic at Chelsea Hospital for Wmu.'n eisiht years ago. She not had a period since .-.h' was and only ir.frc-quemlv 1'ifcre that. Doctors ,IIK! clinics I'.ad not been able to help, hut she refused to start thinking of adoption. Since. ovaries v.vre fail-me ti> produce an egg each month, in the doctors at the clinic decided to see and" for 'almost the cn-t'ro nine she lay on her back. Again she bad the stitch in II.' neck of the womb and there were some alarms, such as early muscle contractions, lint finally last Julv she had a eaesarean operation and gave birth to a six-pouixi, seven-ounce baby girl. Net all the babies o! infertile couples arrive by such an arduous rci..e. 15 per cent are conceived doctors suggest waiting six months or a year, but it may depend on circum-slnrces. The woman who marries in Iver lids is a1 more risk of having an abnormal baby and should not delay too long. Surprisingly, o n e of the commonest causes of iiifoiiil-itv is inadequate coital technique. About five out of every ICO wives win serk advice j arc actually technical virgins th.Tiigh neither hii-band nor ore the new iiTtilitv after the couple seeks wife is aware of would do the trick Tin- drug usod c t o ni i d and savs one American 1 "As far as we can specialist. i said Dr. Swyer, "coitus is anv ow.iraceptivo something that is 17101 the ntoreoi'.rso has it's a learned skill, and procnaiit fn spiti.' "i' careful a three p-'r cent chance oils of education are sion she misciirrieil. It was a normal male frlus and sin1 ending in pregnancy t h a t the opportunities for scarcelv Russian roulette. learning about coital techs' o one knows ir.any m'que arc 1 i m i t c d. Marion became precnar.l for cccond time in are voluntarily child- may have infrccurse which less, but judging bv tiic num- is sexually acceptable b u was the of pecple" who seek advice, biologically ir.adcquaic. To earlv, and at iO weeks doctors estimate that sperm have to reach the sthch was put in the neck et-n one in 15 and one in 20 neck of the womb, and for the uienis. Weakness in in tl'.' population must be mecnani- neck can cause a sort of problem. right." There is a persistent idea She stayed in bed but even so began to experience bleeding aral pains despite administration of hormones to idol that people try years or so before confining anyone dies hard. Dr. Gerald Swyer of if a couple fails to conceive fairly quickly, the fault lies with the waman. "I suppose a natural act Again slip lost College Hrspital in men make that babv, this tinif at 5fi says: "couples are ail fertile." says one tt Mv.uu'h! ihat hv advice as seen as gynecologist, ''la fact, A woman whose c.-.olos ranKe 1 [rein 25 lo 45 (lays could he ovulatinK on any uf a lai'K" number of days, even assum- Lnr that she does ovulate each month. Trying to Rinige which day is rather like playing rou- lette, and several years may go by without heir" jor disturbanecs "lucky." Ma- of emulation account for perhaps cent of infertility. What about emotional fac- irs? This is a controversial j topic. Seme specialists ba- lieve too many doctors tell j p-aticnts that apparent infertL- ity is caused by tension and and they relax, all will he well. To do tins without carrying out a physical examination is grossly unfair; said the woman gynecologist. Al- though it is clear that stress, resulting from things like in- adequate sexual adjustment, marital difficulty and uncon- scious rejection cr fear of ing children, does olay some part, this aspect is largely un- exnlored. Dr. Swycr commented: ''hor- mones are very much involved i in stress and tensions, though j we are not sure just how. It i may well hi- thai some women j fail to have periods because of j psychological factors. Stress IMUI.......................... might also cause spasm of the j had enough, have some concern about the j some fault in ths husband is making it difficult to Rir ac-iin tbvu-h use failure to conceive. If they one of the commonest causes Clomid. ''she conceived late in 11 h i n k something is wrong of infertility. Nearly one-tenth even after as little as three Local incentives program a make-work operation mam em- occurs be- .we'cn November 1971 and May, Maximum program stip- port is to May si. 1972. ft Projects must provide Clubs, organizations and oth-' of being put er groups have you raised quickly so I'm money t'o develop a project'.' ployment impact Did you find that current la- bor costs are too high to start construction? The federal government. through Canada Manp-ower. will pav your labor hills. A special winter program a-novn tnal normal- aimed at creating employment ]y piacc tnjs winter; has introduced at CMC of- Protects should be design- fices. i cd to contribute to community The project, known as the lo- betterment: cal incentives program, is de- They must be of signed to "encourage and en- callv non-profit nature: of the examined at infer- tility clinics have no sperm in their semen. "Unfortunately, we know far less about the male re- productive system and its ail- I merits than we do about the female. Where, for instance, j do you find the male equiva- into effect I UianLIlg conceive. Trying to pin down cause Some men of sperm, but these fail to reach the neck cf the womb because their "swimming" ability i low. Or the sperm i survive easily in the female re- i traci- i.iomib ot won., are a large number of abnormal of infertility in an apparently hea'ilhy couple is rr.thcr like a I detective investigation. The1 doctor must work painstaking- ly through the possibilities un- til he has uncovered th? cause or declare that he cannot solve th? problem. In contrast lo 10 years or so ago, when many doctors might have been content to ac- cept the husband's ability to NICE TO SEE, NICE TO TOUCH Terry lynne Davis appears to be happy sniffing the pretty flowers that sur- round her, and not too concerned about the work samples spread among them. The samples, done during the year by members of the Dr. F. H. Mewburn QBE Chapter, IODE will be donated to needy families in Canada and under- Former Lclhbridge man wins an-anl in Calgary privileged nations. Both flowers and works can be seen at the annual chrysanthemum tea to be held at Fruche's Greenhouses, 7 Ave. and 20 St. N., from to p.m. Wednesday. Terry Lynne is the grand-daughter of Mrs. J. Easton, a member of the IODE. A Lethbndge man. Thomas engineering. CHitside interests subanM additional employment over and sbilitv is ejaculate as proof of ability lo iiiav" not fertilize, most infertility ex-1 perls r.ow insist on seeing both husband and wife. Dr. Swyer j described the strategy in his clinic at University College sperm, the get- ting near enough to an egg to which lowers chance of a normal one Hospital: "First, we take a full rnedi- cal history from Iba couple, list the participation of Cana- Applicants must submit pe- fertilize it. [paying special attention to Individual spermatozoa any" particular factors that h j may stick together: perhaps might be relevant past ill- because the man has devcl-, nesses and so en. We in- oped a reaction against iiis quire Bruce Cuthbf: i, has been include bridge, chess, football awarded the annual bursary! anci activities relative to the presented by the tfngineerinq! Engineering Student. Society. Institute of Canada Wives' Club hi Calgary. j t Mr. Cuthbert. who is years of age, formerly attended Gil- bert Peterson Junior High S'chool and the L-iiibridgc Col- i Icgiatc Institute. He entered the j University of Calgary with an Tkt per cent average. A first year engineering stu- dent. Mr. Cuthbert said his ten- tative choice of study, begin- ning in the third year, will be either mechanical cr chemical, McKILLOP U.C.W. RUMMAGE SALE SAT., NOV. 27th 9 A.M.- 12 NOON McKILLOP CHURCH HALL 2329 15th Avenue Sooth Datsun has gigantic parts warehouses across Canada stocked with all the parts a Datsun could ever need. Datsun invested a fortune in training thousands of mechanics dians in the initiation and im- riodic reports throughout the plementation of new programs, j project period, projects and services at the lo- i The amount of federal stip- cal community level.' en to local organizations groups to onvn sperm; and sometimes be- cause the wife may have devel- oped an immune reaction against her husband's sperm. about the woiMn's j---------' mensmral history, about a.jy j gynecological problems, pre- vious pregnancies and what i port eivcn to a project will re- -n SUPPO, be gi, I Le directly to labor and I this h'" because the sperms linger loo mounting projects which will on prevailing wages and tire I m vagina, A contribute to the objectives of skills required for each project, nc happened to them, 1 i and cif- them in other costs. The contribution will be based Projects may be submitted by per week. organizations or groups, includ- Canada Manpower will pay up ine those that may he formed to a maximum of 17 per cent of for the purpose of taking part all employee fringe benefits. in the program to the CMC in The maximum amount of fed- about ve- 1 nereal disease and so on. We ask about mumps in a man j at'.er puberty and if he has had a rupture or undcscended testicles. i "Then we ask about coital Letnbridge. eral support per project will not fn order to participate in the exce-.-d a half million dollars. special winter programs the fol- The final date for receiving lowine guidelines must be met: applications for program assis- The projects should be ea- tance is January HI72. MAIf ORDERS! Tick off the selection! you want ond send to us. You'll receive your records for only SI.00 each. PleasB add 15c postage on orders and under. r 1 1. DESIDERATA-les Crane I 2- lennon Plastic Ono Bond I 1 3. GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES-Chor 1 t. YO-YO-Osmonds 5. PEACE TRAIN-Cot Stevens 6. THEME FROM SHAFT-lsaac Hayes 7. SUPERSTAR-Carpenteri 8. FREEDOM COME, FREEDOM GO-Fortunes J 9. MAGGIE MAY-Rod Stewart 1 10. CREATORS OF RAIN-lan ond Sylvio 1 11. DO I fOVE YOU-Paul Anka 12. WHAT ARE YOU DOING SUNDAY-Down nt to p r o v i d e a friendly environment; they should" be deposited as near technique ar.ri a 1) o u t emo- the neck of the womb as pos-1 tional difficulties. Weight is im- sible. so that they can swim i portant; an overwcigh: man off to the tubes that lead i may insulating Ks testicles from the ovaries and be too" well sperms like to be ready to fertilize the egg kept cool, when it arrives. "Next is the physical exam- For women, there are a ination, to exclude any major wide variety of possible, abnormalities that could be causes of infertility. relevant. With the woman this Doctors are worried about includes an internal examina- the rise in venereal disease, j tion, and we normally take a a major cause of blocked or j cervical smear to exclude can- damaged tulies. Abortion is cer. another risk though far less "Then we need to with a properly carried out i the husband's seminal fluid therapeutic abortion than I Some men do object perhaps with a criminal one. Kidney on religious grounds hut this disease, abdominal operations i test provides vital information, for such things as appendici- J tis with peritonitis, and ticn after childbirth may also affect the tubes. Altogether, damaged tubes account for about 20 per cent of infertility. Another major reason for failure to conceive is difficulty j with ovulation. This may vary i from no periods at all. as in the case of Marion when the ovaries fail to release a ly egg to fairly irregular menstrual cycles where th.2 ovaries owilate only occasion- i ally. i removing the bugs before she suiiiis in the final. Dalsun people have the skill and equipment to fix almost anything. So please, no matter v hat you drive, il it needs fixing take it to a Datsun dealer. Sure wish my baby carriage worked as well as our Datsun. CASH BfNGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, NOV. 26th 8 O'CLOCK 4th ond 8th Games in 7 NUMBERS-12th Game 5 CARDS FOR 51.00 OR 2Sc EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT 54 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW NOW WORTH Person) Under 16 Yeart Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S C1U8 We have hundreds and hundreds of superbly equipped Datsun shops throughout North America n. -A- COMING EVENTS SYMPHONY SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE An OPERETTA by AGNES DAVIDSON SCHOOL "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" DECEMBER 2nd and 3rd 'THE SINGING TREE" hy THE ANNE CAMPBELL SISTERS ond THE TEEN CLEFS hold at the Yates, DECEMBER 19th I GIVE RECORDS I A PERFECT GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG., IETHBRIDGE NAME ADDRESS CRACKLING ROSE Its light-hearted taste has made it Canada's largest-seller j Boy some today for tonite At Dntsun we build solid, rel able ,'tr.'.f- automobiles that meet every Canadian and pollution control require- i js.fjf ment. But even a Datsun requifos periodic servicing. That's why the 1100 Datsun dealers in North America have) factory trained small rnrnxp'jrlG ready to help out. No matter wherB you i live or where you go Datsun gives you the reliability and 'DATSUN] service you really need. more-for-your-moncy car PRODUCT OF NISSAN AND S. SAIES CARD5TOM FARM (LETHBRIDGE) SERVICE LTD. SERVICE LTD. Corner Victoria St., Box 645 124 Mom St., Box 020 rind AlBERTA CARDSTON, AWESTA Phone .562-2134 Tol- 653-3346 There are more than 1100 Datsun dealers across Canada and the U.S.A. ;