Baby Or Bust

Black Women and Fertility: Less Judgement, More Understanding with Filmmaker Chiquita Lockley

Episode Summary

Infertility affects people from all walks of life, but Black women are twice as likely to suffer from infertility and half as likely to seek treatment. This thought-provoking episode of Baby or Bust features guest Chiquita Lockley, film director, and producer, who discusses the perception and reality of infertility in the Black community with our host Dr. Lora Shahine.

Episode Notes

Infertility affects people from all walks of life, but Black women are twice as likely to suffer from infertility and half as likely to seek treatment. This thought-provoking episode of Baby or Bust features guest Chiquita Lockley, film director, and producer, who discusses the perception and reality of infertility in the Black community with our host Dr. Lora Shahine.

This episode explores the complex relationship between fertility medicine and the Black community, spawning from historical burdens in slavery to modern-day stigmas and shame. With a determination to educate through documentary filmmaking, Chiquita reflects on the absence of meaningful conversations about fertility and PCOS in families, health class, and mainstream media, along with biases towards Black women in medical environments.

You can more about Chiquita Lockley here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chiquita-lockley-61333692

Connect with Dr. Lora Shahine on social media:

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Baby Or Bust is Produced by Mark RamseyJaime Solis, and Greg Moga. Executive Produced by Nick Panella, and Andrew Greenwood for Workhouse Media. Baby Or Bust is a Mark Ramsey Media production.