The conversation surrounding infertility in black women has been pretty quiet for many years. When Michele Obama spoke about her journey with fertility treatment and miscarriages, it opened up the door to starting the conversation. In honor of Black History Month, we are sharing some facts about black women and infertility in America.
- Infertility rates are higher in black women than white women and black women are less likely to seek treatment.
- Black women are actually more likely than white women to have medical conditions such as endometriosis that may affect their ability to conceive.
- Black women also develop uterine fibroids at 3 times the rate of white women.
- Prominent black women such as Michele Obama, Gabrielle Union and Tia Mowry have all had success with fertility treatment.
While infertility is more common for black women, it doesn’t have to be the end of your TTC journey. There are many options for fertility treatment and many insurances help with the costs as well. The fertility specialists at Reach Fertility in Charlotte, NC have the knowledge and latest fertility treatments to help you find the care that fits your particular fertility needs.
If you are looking to meet with a fertility specialist, contact Reach Fertility to schedule a consultation today!