Ancient fertility booster gets new lease of life

 

Flushing out the fallopian tubes with an oil-based solution dramatically increases a woman’s chance of pregnancy, Australian and Dutch researchers say.

In the H2Oil study conducted in the Netherlands, almost 40% of women with infertility who underwent the tubal patency procedure with an oil-based contrast, picked up by X-ray, fell pregnant within six months, compared with 29% of women undergoing a similar procedure using water.

Similar proportions in each group had additional interventions including

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