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June 25, 2024

The Color of Infertility: Race, Infertility, and Reproductive Justice in the U.S.

The issue of infertility is critical to the reproductive justice and birth justice movement and demands increased funding, attention, awareness, and advocacy now more than ever, given the interconnected links between current attacks on reproductive freedom, gender, bodily autonomy, and democracy that are being orchestrated and coordinated by similar political actors.

This landscape analysis provides an introductory overview of the structural and systemic barriers facing women and nonbinary people of color by highlighting the racial, ethnic, gender, ability, and class-based disparities that fertility challenges bring, as well as the stigmas and biases inherent within our health care systems and social, political and cultural contexts.