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
- 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
- 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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