Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland Department of Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA.
Purpose Of Review: Disparate healthcare outcomes are ubiquitous and occur across all fields of medicine, specifically for racial and ethnic minorities. Within reproductive health, minority women face disparate access to care, particularly infertility services, poor outcomes of fertility treatment, alarmingly higher rates of maternal morbidity and mortality as well as higher rates of preterm birth, lower live birth rates when they conceive spontaneously or when they conceive with assisted reproductive technology. The objective of this review is to highlight factors contributing to the persistent racial/ethnic disparities in in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. Read More