On Tuesday, July 19, during Black Maternal Mental Health Week, the Center for Reproductive Rights will co-host a virtual event titled “The Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility” with its partner, the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC).
At this free event, health care providers, advocates, and patients will discuss the mental health harms experienced by Black families who struggle with infertility and pregnancy loss, as well as strategies and resources to address those harms. Watch the replay here.
“The Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility” will create a space to destigmatize infertility, highlight the intersection of mental health and infertility and pregnancy loss, and elevate the experience of Black women, people with the capacity for pregnancy, and their families in navigating infertility and mental health challenges.
The session will take place on the first day of the 2022 Black Maternal Mental Health Week (BMMHW), which runs between July 19-25. Organized by Shades of Blue Project, BMMHW is dedicated to building awareness, activism, and community and aims to uplift and empower Black birthing people with the mental health resources they need to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.
Speakers at “The Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility” include:
- Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey, Reproductive Endocrinologist, RMA of New York
- Inas Mahdi, VP of Training, Praxis & Evaluation, NBEC
- Kay Matthews, Founder, Shades of Blue Project
- Erica McAfee, Founder, Sisters in Loss
- Title: The Mental Health Burden of In/Fertility
- Date: Tuesday, July 19
- Time: 1:30-3pm ET
- Watch the video replay.