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The seven ages of man and woman (or “Sex and the CT”)
  1. D Isaacs1,2,
  2. S Isaacs3,
  3. D Fitzgerald1
  1. 1
    Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
  2. 2
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
  3. 3
    Waltham Forest Child and Family Consultation Service, London, UK
  1. Professor David Isaacs, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia; davidi{at}

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Life is a fatal sexually transmitted disease. But despair not. Modern medicine can ease your life journey from womb to tomb or (if you are Dutch) from youth to euthanasia.


Making babies does not come naturally for most of us. Luckily, modern medical imaging has uncovered the mysteries of sex. MRI scans of copulating couples show the man’s penis shaped like a boomerang during coitus (fig 1).1 No wonder men don’t know if they are coming or going. To avoid any misconceptions, modern radiologists have developed a new X-rated, x ray plan, “Sex and the CT”, to give you a new angle on conception.

Figure 1 MRI scan and drawing of the anatomy of sexual intercourse showing boomerang-shaped penis (reproduced from ref 1 with permission). B, bladder; L5, lumbar 5; P, penis; Pe, perineum; S, symphysis; Sc, scrotum; U, uterus; Ur, urethra.

If you are unable to conceive naturally despite the assistance of modern …

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