good reason for that. But rather than telling horror stories, I have a triumphal tale today.
The year 1776 saw the first successful attempt at artificial insemination. A humble draper, born with a deformed urethra and penis, and his wife was having difficulty in conceiving a child. The couple brought the issue to the esteemed Dr. John Hunter whose advice was to use a warm syringe to inject the husband's semen into his wife's uterus. Success! Modern science helped the happy couple become parents.
But like so many scientific topics that tend to be controversial due to moral and religious feelings, Dr Hunter didn't reveal the success of the procedure; in fact he hid it. It wasn't until after Dr Hunter's death that the successful artificial insemination was revealed.