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Black Women and Fertility Options
Black Women and Fertility Options
The Color of Wellness - Black Women and Infertility Options featuring Quisha Umemba of Umemba HealthIn a recent episode of "The Color of Wellness," the podcast hosted an enlightening discussion on the topic of Black women and infertility options. The episode featured Quisha Umemba, a prominent health advocate and the founder of Umemba Health. This insightful conversation aimed to shed light on the unique challenges Black women face regarding infertility and the available options to address these issues.Key Points Discussed:1. Unique Challenges for Black Women:   - Quisha Umemba highlighted that Black women often experience higher rates of infertility compared to their white counterparts. She discussed the role of underlying health conditions such as fibroids, which disproportionately affect Black women and contribute to infertility issues.   - The conversation also touched upon the societal and cultural stigmas surrounding infertility within the Black community, making it a challenging and often isolating experience.2. Barriers to Accessing Care:   - One of the critical barriers discussed was the lack of access to quality healthcare and fertility treatments for Black women. Quisha emphasized that systemic racism and socioeconomic disparities play significant roles in limiting access to necessary reproductive health services.   - The high cost of fertility treatments and lack of insurance coverage for these services further exacerbate the issue.3. Available Infertility Options:   - Quisha detailed various infertility treatment options available to Black women, including in vitro fertilization (IVF),  and the use of donor eggs or sperm.   - She also highlighted alternative approaches such as holistic and lifestyle interventions, which can complement medical treatments and improve overall reproductive health.4. Advocacy and Support:   - The importance of advocacy and community support was a central theme in the discussion. Quisha encouraged Black women to seek out support groups and networks that can provide emotional and informational assistance.   - She also stressed the need for healthcare providers to be more culturally competent and aware of the unique needs of Black women when it comes to reproductive health.5. Future Directions:   - The episode concluded with a hopeful outlook on the future of infertility treatment for Black women. Quisha advocated for more research focused on understanding the specific causes and solutions for infertility in Black women.   - She also called for policy changes to improve access to fertility treatments and reduce the financial burden on affected individuals.Overall, this episode of "The Color of Wellness" with Quisha Umemba provided valuable insights into the multifaceted issue of infertility among Black women. It highlighted the need for increased awareness, better access to care, and stronger support systems to help Black women navigate their infertility journeys.Become a supporter of this podcast:
BLACK NURSE HISTORY:   Black Angels Book Review AUTHOR   Maria Smilios
BLACK NURSE HISTORY: Black Angels Book Review AUTHOR Maria Smilios
The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure TuberculosisNew York City, 1929. A sanatorium, a deadly disease, and a dire nursing shortage.In the pre-antibiotic days when tuber­culosis stirred people’s darkest fears, killing one in seven, white nurses at Sea View, New York’s largest municipal hospital, began quitting en masse. Desperate to avert a public health crisis, city officials summoned Black southern nurses, luring them with promises of good pay, a career, and an escape from the stric­tures of Jim Crow. But after arriving, they found themselves on an isolated hilltop in the remote borough of Staten Island, yet again confronting racism and consigned to a woefully understaffed sanatorium, dubbed “the pest house,” where it was said that “no one left alive.”Spanning the Great Depression and moving through World War II and beyond, this remarkable true story follows the intrepid young women known by their patients as the “Black Angels.” For twenty years, they risked their lives work­ing under appalling conditions while caring for New York’s poorest residents, who languished in wards, waiting to die, or became guinea pigs for experimental surgeries and often deadly drugs. But despite their major role in desegregating the New York City hospital system—and their vital work in helping to find the cure for tuberculo­sis at Sea View—these nurses were completely erased from history.The Black Angels recovers the voices of these extraordinary women and puts them at the center of this riveting story, celebrating their legacy and spirit of survival.Become a supporter of this podcast: