Last December, MSNBC aired a documentary produced by Sheinelle Jones on infertility among women of color. The film follows five women while they navigate infertility. It’s not everyday, our struggles to have a family are told.
For years, I have watched some of my closest friends struggle with infertility. I’m 43 years old now, at the height of my career, married with three elementary-aged children. Decades ago, I can vividly recall late night conversations with my friends in college, and even high school, about how we wanted our lives to unfold. Little did we know at least half of us would begin to have fertility problems after graduating and starting our careers. Personally, the problem appeared to be much worse among my African American friends.