Old remedy offers new hope to infertile couples

A 100-year-old medical technique with no apparent side effects has been resurrected by Australian fertility experts after they discovered it offered a viable and cheaper alternative to IVF.

The little-known remedy, which involves flushing fallopian tubes with iodised poppy seed oil, has a high rate of success; with almost 40% of the 1119 infertile women studied achieving successful pregnancies within six months.

The results of the study are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

They will also be presented at the 13th World Congress on