The success of in vitro fertilization procedure to some extent may depend on the racial origin of a woman.
This is the result of observations made by researchers from the University of Nottingham.
The study involved 1,517 women. 85.1% of them belonged to the Europeoid race, while 14.9% represented Asian and African nationalities. All patients underwent IVF or ICSI procedure.
In the end, IVF success in European women (birth of a healthy baby as a result of procedure) was 43.8%, and in the representatives of other races - 35%. At the same time IVF success in the women from Africa was 38%, in patients from the Middle East - 21.4%, and from south-east Asia - 23.3%.
The study authors note that they cannot give a reason for this regularity. Possibly this is due to genetic characteristics related to different nationalities, as well as to the way of life.