Black women are twice as likely to have infertility as white women, twice as likely to say they are not comfortable discussing infertility and less likely to seek infertility treatment.
Fortunately, there are many organizations providing support and resources. Here are just a few with their mission statements and goals.
Broken Brown Egg – The Broken Brown Egg is an awareness and service organization founded to increase awareness of African American infertility and reproductive health. Founded by Regina Townsend, the mission of The Broken Brown Egg is to encourage African Americans to begin this very important dialogue of reproductive health and fertility by raising awareness, hope, and activism.
Cade Foundation – The Cade Foundation provides information, support and financial assistance to help infertile families overcome infertility. Founded by Drs. Jason and Camille Hammond, the Foundation provides educational programs on different pathways to parenthood and financial grants to help families with the costs of adoption and fertility treatment.
Fertility for Colored Girls – Fertility for Colored Girls provides education, awareness, support and encouragement to African American women and couples and other women of color with infertility who are seeking to build the families of their dreams. Founded by Rev. Dr. Stacey L. Edwards-Dunn, the organization also seeks to empower African American women to take charge of their fertility and reproductive health.
Sisters in Loss –Sisters in Loss is a platform where black women replace silence with storytelling around pregnancy and infant loss and infertility. Founded by Erica McAfee, Sisters in Loss holds space to present loss and infertility stories in a resourceful culturally acceptable way to assure black women they are not alone on this journey. The website has created a guide to 100+ Black Owned Organizations Supporting Infant Loss and Infertility.