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In the United States, some 10% of people who wish to have children struggle with infertility. It’s especially common in the African American community, and fertility preservation can be difficult for transgender individuals as well. But why is this? And what can be done about it?
Join us for some short clips from NOVA "Fighting for Fertility" and a panel discussion about journeys of people navigating fertility challenges from structural inequalities and racism to falling sperm counts, egg freezing, and IVF. The conversation will feature the film's Director Larkin McPhee and three advocates dedicated to making a difference in the infertility crisis:
**Reverend Stacy Edwards Dunn, Executive Minister of Community Engagement and Transformation at Trinity United Church of Christ and founder of Fertility for Colored Girls
**Dr. Cindy Duke, Fertility Expert & Virologist at Nevada Fertility Institute
**Trystan Reese, a transgender man who can speak to adoption, trans pregnancy and the healthcare disparities surrounding the LGBTQ+ community
Watch NOVA "Fighting for Fertility" before the event to explore barriers to fertility, from the social to the biological, and the state of assisted reproductive technologies.