IVF Is Less Successful in Black Women Even Though They Produce More Viable Eggs and Embryos–And Researchers Admit They Don’t Know Why

October 9, 2018

(Daily Mail) – African American women have lower success rates from IVF – despite yielding more eggs and embryos than white women. Most believe that the most important number to look for is how many eggs and embryos are retrieved. But new research shows that there may be other factors at play, especially for black patients, who have a 14 percent lower live birth rate than white women, according to data from a large clinic in Washington, DC.