Do You Know South Asian Women Are More Likely To Miscarry IVF?
- JWB Post
- November 3, 2015
A study by the Birmingham University has proved that the risk of miscarriage after IVF is one-and-a-half times higher in South-Asian women.
This study shows how ethnicity is affecting the IVF success across the globe.
In case you don’t know, IVF is the process of fertilization by manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish, and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.
One of the researchers of this study, Dr Rima Dhillon, said: “Because their sample size was so small they were unable to separate the ethnic groups, so they combined the black women, Asian women and Chinese women all as one ethnic group which we of course know, they aren’t. So this is the first study where we could separate the ethnicities and see there were definite differences for each ethnic group. After taking into consideration important factors than can affect miscarriage, such as a woman’s age, her body-mass index or higher weight, south Asian women have up to one-and-a-half times increased chance of having a miscarriage after IVF.”
What are your thoughts about IVF, do you consider it as an option at all?