Racial Disparities in Reproductive Medicine

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey about Racial Disparities in Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Jackson-Bey is a Reproductive Endocrinologist with RMA of NY. She speaks frequently on reproductive justice and increasing access to fertility care and she is a member of the Americian Society for Reproductive Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What biological reproductive health conditions that can impact their fertility are Black women more prone to.
    • Tubal or uterine abnormalities
    • PCOS
    • Fibroids
  • Racial Disparities in Infertility Treatment
    • African American women are more likely than white women to experience infertility and wait longer to seek care.
    • Women of color are less likely to access fertility treatment.
  • Racial Disparities in Other Reproductive Health Issues
    • Contraceptive use
    • Pap tests
    • Mammograms
    • Maternal mortality
    • Preterm birth
    • Low birth weight
    • Uptake of human papillomavirus vaccination
  • What are some of the social and structural challenges that contribute to these racial and ethnic disparities?
  • What can infertility nurses do to reduce racial disparities in reproductive health care?

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Music Credit: Michael Ashworth

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