When Getting Pregnant is Difficult

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  • Fibroids and Black Women
  • Obesity and Pregnancy
  • Untreated and Undiagnosed STDs
  • Diabetes and Infertility
  • Seeking Help
  • Aisha Tyler and Infertility
  • What Is Infertility?
  • How Common Is Infertility?
  • Black Women and Infertility

Untreated and Undiagnosed STDs

Another reason to go to the gyno: Untreated STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can raise your risk of infertility by creating inflammation or scarring your fallopian tubes. When it comes to STDs, Black women bear the brunt of the epidemic and we are less likely to be our STDs treated due to lack of health insurance. 

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