Let's Talk About It: Infertility
Infertility is a topic that can be uncomfortable to discuss. However, it's important to bring awareness to the issue, as it affects millions of people and can take a significant mental toll on women. The issue of infertility is even more challenging in Communities of Color, where there are significant racial inequalities in access to fertility treatment. These disparities have significant mental and emotional effects on women and families experiencing infertility.
Studies have shown that married Black and Latina women are more likely to be infertile than White women. Furthermore, Black and Latina women are less likely to seek fertility treatment than their White counterparts. In fact, Black women take more years to seek fertility treatment than White women.
Infertility is often considered a taboo subject in many Communities of Color, which can lead to feelings of isolation and shame for those going through it. This can make it difficult for people to seek help or support, which can exacerbate the problem.
Another significant barrier to accessing fertility treatment is the lack of funding by many insurance companies. Insurance companies often do not cover the cost of fertility treatment, which can be prohibitively expensive for many families. This lack of financial support can lead to increased stress, anxiety, and depression for those experiencing infertility.
Fortunately, there are resources available to fund treatments for those who need them. The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides information, support, and financial assistance to help needy infertile families OVERCOME infertility. In honor of Women's History Month, thanks to our Klean Krew, we'll be able to make a generous donation to the Cade Foundation to further support their mission and work. We believe in supporting organizations that are doing critical work in providing information, support, and financial assistance to families and women experiencing infertility, especially in Communities of Color.
Infertility is a complex issue that requires greater awareness, support, and resources. Racial inequalities in access to fertility treatment have significant effects on families and women experiencing infertility. We don't talk about this topic enough. Eggs Over Easy Film is a documentary on Black Women and fertility that brings attention to this important issue and assists in starting the conversations in the Black community.
Together, with organizations like the Cade Foundation and the Eggs of Easy Film, we can work towards a future where we talk about infertility and everyone has access to the support and resources they need to overcome infertility. Let's continue the conversation about infertility and work together to support those who are experiencing it.
For more information of Eggs Over Easy Film, please visit www.eggsovereasyfilm.com
For more information on the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation, please visit www.cadefoundation.org