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Fertil Steril. 2007 Nov;88(5):1439-41. Epub 2007 Jun 11.

Economics may not explain Hispanic underutilization of assisted reproductive technology services.

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Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


In a lower cost, equal-access-to-care setting, Hispanic use of assisted reproductive technology was less than half of what would have been expected based on patient demographics. Despite this use disparity, there were no significant differences between Hispanic and Caucasian women with regard to infertility diagnoses, assisted reproductive technology cycle parameters, clinical pregnancy rates, live birth rates, spontaneous abortion rates, and implantation rates.

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