MedlinePlus, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced encouraging results of a small study looking at success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Hispanic (primarily Mexican-Americans) and white women.
Dr. Robert Brzyski, the lead researcher of the study and a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, worked with colleagues to look at data from women who had the procedure over the course of a decade. He found that 26 out of every 100 Hispanic women and white women became pregnant through IVF.
The researchers did, though, find that Hispanic women dealing with infertility were more likely to have damage to their Fallopian tubes, while white women were likelier to have endometriosis, in which tissue grows outside the uterus.
Dr. Brzyski’s work came to a different conclusion than a 2010 study at the University of California, San Francisco, which found that Hispanics were 13 percent less likely to have a baby after IVF than white women.
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