My name is Noni Martins, and I am a former IVF patient - passionate about using my experience to offer a diversity lens and nuance to the dialogue on infertility & IVF.
I tried to conceive for 6 years, naturally for the first 3 and then through 6 unsuccessful IVF cycles. It was after the 6th cycle that I made the hard decision to stop treatment and I am no longer actively trying to conceive.
While I still hope to be a mother in the future, my experience with infertility and IVF will always stay with me. I feel just as compelled as I was when I was actively trying, to use my voice and my lived experience, particularly as a Black African woman, to contribute to the dialogue on infertility and IVF through:
offering a diversity lens and nuance as a Black woman & former IVF patient on new reports, initiatives & policies.
1-2-1 sessions for Black women dealing with infertility and/or going through IVF.
Would you like me to review a report, or a new initiative or policy with a diversity lens and/or from a patient's perspective?
Are you a Black woman dealing with infertility / going through IVF? You can book a free 1-2-1 peer support call with me.
Useful resources to help you navigate your infertility diagnosis and/or IVF journey.
breaking the silence, stigma and shame through the voices of Black women
Ethnic diversity in fertility treatment 2018.
Published: March 2021
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