Controversial Italian gynaecologist Severino Antinori has denied receiving a hefty financial reward for helping a 63-year-old English woman become pregnant. Antinori, famous for his assisted fertility work with postmenopausal women, insists he took no payment from Patricia Rashbrook, who is now in the seventh month of her pregnancy. Rashbrook, he claims, paid 10,000 euro to the clinic where the in vitro fertilisation treatment took place last October. A report in the British daily paper The Sun claimed that the Italian doctor had been paid 75,000 euro for his services. Antinori said that Rashbrook, shortly to become Britain’s oldest mother ever, travelled to a former Soviet bloc country for the treatment because such techniques are illegal in Italy.