Viagra treatment cures woman's infertility

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A woman has become the first in Britain to become pregnant after being treated for infertility with the anti-impotence drug Viagra

A woman has become the first in Britain to become pregnant after being treated for infertility with the anti-impotence drug Viagra

The woman, who is in her thirties and of London, is expecting her first child. She has a very thin womb lining, in which an embryo could not be implanted, and after two unsuccessful attempt at in-vitro fertilisation was given the experimental treatment, pioneered in the United States.

The technique is being tested by fertility expert Mohammed Taranissi, who runs the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre in London. It is based on the theory that the boost to the blood supply from Viagra, which helps overcome impotence, can also thicken the lining of the womb. Two other women treated the same way should know in the next 10 days if they are pregnant.

Two healthy babies havebeen born in the US after their mothers were given Viagra.

Mr Taranissi said: "I'm pleased, but very cautious, because we need to do this with a lot more women to get any meaningful results."

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