The African American experience in reproductive medicine: provider, patient, and pipeline perspectives

In this introduction, the rationale and outline for the African American experience in reproductive medicine is discussed.

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VOLUME 116, ISSUE 2, P279-280


Richard S. Legro, M.D. 


The goal of this Views and Reviews is to let colleagues and leaders well versed in the African American experience in reproductive medicine address the problems of racism affecting our trainees and patients and, more significantly, propose solutions. The areas in reproductive medicine that will be explored from the African American perspective include the pipeline of providers, health disparities, and access to infertility treatment.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.