Economics may not explain Hispanic underutilization of assisted reproductive technology services

Fertil Steril. 2007 Nov;88(5):1439-41. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.01.031. Epub 2007 Jun 11.


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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility / economics*
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Rate
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / economics*
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / statistics & numerical data*
  • Retrospective Studies