Asian Women at Higher Risk of Endometriosis and Less Likely to Conceive with IVF but not Because of their Endometriosis


Asian Women at Higher Risk of Endometriosis and Less Likely to Conceive with IVF but not Because of their Endometriosis

Almost one-tenth of the women were diagnosed with endometriosis with 3.5% also receiving a diagnosis of endometrioma (or ovarian chocolate cyst). The prevalence of endometriosis was significantly higher among Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Korean women compared to Caucasian women with 15.7% of Asian women hawing endometriosis compared to only 5.8% of Caucasian women.

The rate of endometriosis is higher amongst women of Asian origin confirms a study published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. In addition, pregnancy rates following fertility treatments are lower in this group of women. However, this does not seem to be related to their endometriosis.

In order to determine whether being diagnosed with endometriosis had an influence on the outcome of IVF treatment in women from different ethnic backgrounds, researchers at the University of California, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Utah, and the University of Albany analyzed 717 women from different ethnic backgrounds who underwent IVF treatment between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2009.

Almost one-tenth of the women were diagnosed with endometriosis with 3.5% also receiving a diagnosis of endometrioma (or ovarian chocolate cyst). The prevalence of endometriosis was significantly higher among Filipino, Indian, Japanese, and Korean women compared to Caucasian women with 15.7% of Asian women hawing endometriosis compared to only 5.8% of Caucasian women.

Although the clinical pregnancy rates were significantly lower in Asian women, the number of eggs, the quality of the embryos, and the rates of fertilization were not related to endometriosis.

The authors concluded that the higher prevalence of endometriosis does not seem to be the sole cause of lower clinical pregnancy rates among Asian women. “Future research should focus on improving pregnancy outcomes for Asian populations whether or not they are affected by endometriosis,” they wrote.  

 


Research Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10815-017-0919-1


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