Does a woman’s educational attainment influence in vitro fertilization outcomes?
Berry, Katharine F.
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CitationMahalingaiah, Shruthi, Katharine F. Berry, Mark D. Hornstein, Daniel W. Cramer, and Stacey A. Missmer. 2011. “Does a Woman’s Educational Attainment Influence in Vitro Fertilization Outcomes?” Fertility and Sterility 95 (8) (June): 2618–2620. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.05.015.
AbstractThe association between educational level and cycle outcomes was quantified by applying multivariable logistic and linear regression within a prospective cohort of 2,569 women commencing their first in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. Although a woman’s educational attainment was not associated with the likelihood of implantation failure, chemical pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, or live birth, the odds of cycle cancellation before egg retrieval were 40% lower among those with an college degree and 48% lower among those with graduate school attendance compared with women who had no college degree, suggesting that educational attainment is inversely associated with the likelihood of cycle cancellation.
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