Rather, I meant to point out that just as advertisers take advantage of a consumer's lack of knowledge, so do the IVF clinics take advantage of the infertile's lack of knowledge. The slam was meant to be on the clinic, not the patient. It just didn't come out right. Sorry about that. In any event, I was very clear to include myself in that category of "gullible" so it should be apparent that I didn't mean to insult anyone, but to illustrate that we are all vulnerable to being taken advantage of.
It's fine to look at the stats, and we all do, but one needs to educate oneself as to what the stats really mean, and to understand the ways in which stats can be manipulated or "massaged." Infertility is big business, and don't think for a minute that the IVF clinics don't know this. They want to get the paying customers in the door any way they can. We all need to be careful not to be misled and become victims.
|This message has been edited by biogal on May 9, 2011 9:29 AM|