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What were some of the most common causes of female infertility or being "barren" in the 1800's?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
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In brief: Fertility in 19th C
I don't believe there's much real data to answer , but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to now: ovulatory, tubal, endometriosis.
There's a fascinating case report of a surgeon cannulating proximal fallopian tube with a whalebone in 1898! delayed child-bearing of course was less common. Medical historians please correct me if needed!

In brief: Fertility in 19th C
I don't believe there's much real data to answer , but case reports in lancet as far back as civil war support that causes were probably similar to now: ovulatory, tubal, endometriosis.
There's a fascinating case report of a surgeon cannulating proximal fallopian tube with a whalebone in 1898! delayed child-bearing of course was less common. Medical historians please correct me if needed!
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