The relation of sterility and fibroids of the uterus has been widely discussed and two opinions defended by the opponents. One teaches the theory that the sterility is due to the growth in the uterus, while the other insists that the tumor is the cause of the sterility.
As the cause of tumor formation in the uterus is not known, the opinions expressed are but a speculation. One opinion is entitled to as much consideration as the other.
Fibroid tumors of the uterus are found in women under different modes of life; the married, the unmarried, the sterile as well as the fruitful are subject to this disease. These tumors are found in women who have suffered infection of the genital tract, and also in those who have never had an infection. They are found in the virtuous as well as in the morally lax, in the virgin as well