By Nafeesah Allen, PhD, Jan 03, 2023

Kecia Gaither, MD, who is double board-certified in obstetrics & gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, says that “Black women can have a high incidence of uterine myomas, may delay being evaluated for infertility, and may have underlying comorbidities like diabetes, obesity, menstrual irregularities, or tubal factors accounting for the high incidence of infertility.” While there are lots of reasons why Black birthing people might face challenges when trying to conceive, they may also have less access to information, and are sometimes underprepared to use medical interventions to overcome challenges. 

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