When Getting Pregnant is Difficult

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  • Fibroids and Black Women
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  • What Is Infertility?

Fibroids and Black Women

Black women are three times more likely to have fibroids — noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years — than white women. Black women are more likely to have more fibroids and larger fibroids as well. Fibroids, given their attachment to the uterine walls, make it harder to conceive. 

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