“I didn’t mean to be mean…”

…this is the title of a song by one of my favourite Australian bands Mental as Anything. This song has nothing to do with statistics (the band members went to Art School), but it’s the launchpad for a discussion of the average of something, or in statistical terms,...

How long do you try to get pregnant, before seeking help?

This question was raised by someone who recently visited the blog. It raises some fundamentally important points about human fertility and the chance of conception. It strikes me that sometimes these concepts aren’t even recognised by some doctors! Firstly, here’s a...