In the wake of the recent Black Lives Matter movement, companies, individuals, and institutions are taking a long, reflective look at their biases, policies, and inequalities, in an effort to stand together against systematic racism. The fertility industry is no different.
Enter Chiquita Lockley who realized that none of her friends were ever talking about fertility, infertility, and fibroids, so she decided to make a documentary, Eggs Over Easy. Her upcoming film features interviews with black women and physicians who discuss the jarring racial disparity in healthcare, the stigma of infertility, and need for advocacy and change.
In today’s episode, Chiquita shares some of her findings, like how black women have a 243% maternal mortality rate, and how doctors are quicker to dismiss black women’s concerns, sometimes fatally.
Guests: Chiquita Lockley, filmmaker, Dr Alan Copperman, Medical Director at Progyny
Host: Dan Bulger
You can watch the trailer for Eggs Over Easy here, and keep an eye on the website for upcoming screening dates.
For more information visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Progyny’s Education page for more resources.
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