Black Women and Infertility Myth: Black

Black Women and Infertility
Myth: Black women don’t have fertility issues.

BUSTED!: This myth is the very reason for my organization. Infertility affects women (and men!) of all races. In fact, some studies find that black women are 1.5 times more likely to experience infertility than women of other races. Many of the factors leading to this higher incidence is in our hesitance to visit the doctor, as well as higher rates of conditions such as fibroids. One great way to squash this myth is to start talking. By opening an honest and guilt-free dialogue, we can make a huge step towards removing the stigmas that holds so many of us hostage. Regina Townsend, The Broken Brown Egg


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