“So when are YOU two gonna have kids?”
“Ummm, I dreamed of fish last night, girl, your turn is right around the corner.”
These are common conversations, right? And what are the usual responses?
“Oh, we’re waiting on our careers to stabilize.”
“Hey, you never know.”
“You know, we’re just enjoying being by ourselves right now, a baby would really get in the way of what we’re trying to do.”
When in fact,
“A recent report from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study indicates that among non–surgically sterile women, African American women had a twofold increase in odds of reporting a history of infertility. Financial barriers limit access to diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment and may lead to selectively underestimating the frequency of infertility in the same population groups.”
Check out these statistics found on the Families of Color Initiative site:
Regina Townsend is the primary author and founder of TheBrokenBrownEgg. A librarian and writer, Regina’s mission is to make people aware and active about the unique concerns of reproductive health in the minority community.