Asian and black women who have IVF are less likely to become pregnant than white women using similar fertility treatment, UK research suggests.
The Nottingham University team say they are unsure why this is, but say it could be down to genetics as well as social and environmental factors.
Lead researcher Dr Walid Maalouf said the reasons behind the findings were unclear.
“Further research into genetic background as a potential determinant of IVF outcome, as well as the influencing effects of lifestyle and cultural factors on reproductive outcomes is needed,” he said.
The researchers say their findings could be used to help counsel couples about their realistic probabilities of success with IVF.
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