IVF with donor eggs less successful in black women
Annual meeting reveals some shocking results.
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Outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donated eggs vary by race and ethnic background, investigators said this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists in Chicago.

The research team, headed by Dr. Tarun Jain at Chicago IVF in Warrenville, Illinois, reviewed data on 29,948 donor-egg IVF cycles, and analyzed only the 60% of these cycles in which there was no indication that the donors and mothers varied in ethnicity.

According to the investigators' report, they found that "compared to white women, black women were more likely to have a failed cycle prior to embryo transfer, less likely to achieve a pregnancy, and less likely to have a live birth."

Jain and his colleagues said that the differences cannot be accounted for by disorders of the uterus or fallopian tubes.

There were no significant differences in IVF outcomes among Asian, Hispanic and white women, according to the report.

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