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Fertility organization encourages women of color

When Stacey Edwards-Dunn, of Jacksonville, Florida, struggled with her own infertility, she decided to help break through the topic that many Black women consider taboo. ”I started Fertility for Colored Girls, because I struggled with infertility,” Edwards-Dunn told a Jacksonville … Continue reading

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4 myths about African Americans and infertility–busted!

Black women don’t have fertility issues. Fertility treatments are expensive fads that the “average” woman of color cannot afford. If God wanted you to have children, you would have them. Black women don’t “give up our babies,” and we don’t … Continue reading

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The Tammi Mac Late Show tackles Black infertility

Black women are twice as likely as white women to experience infertility. On a recent episode of the Tammi Mac Late Show, on the foxsoul.tv streaming service, a panel of experts, including RESOLVE board member Nichelle Poston, talk about infertility … Continue reading

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Did you know African American women are more likely to experience infertility?

Black History Month, each February, raises awareness of issues important to African Americans. One of those issues you may not know about is infertility. A 2019 study in Conception and Reproductive Medicine reports that African American (AA) women are disproportionately … Continue reading

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‘Michelle Obama effect’ sees more African American women seeking fertility treatment 1 year after ‘Becoming’

In former First Lady Michell Obama’s book, “Becoming,” she wrote about her infertility, “a revelation that has led to a “Michelle Obama effect” on the number of African American women exploring fertility treatment,” according to Good Morning America. “There is a … Continue reading

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Article: ‘The Significance of Michelle Obama’s Fertility Story’

“The cultural stereotype of an IVF patient is an older white woman, even though black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility,” says a recent article in The Atlantic. In Michelle Obama’s new memoir, she reveals that … Continue reading

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The silence of infertile African-American women

African-American women are just as likely to experience infertility as white women, if not more so, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study. African-American women also more … Continue reading

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