60% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable through interventions such as patient knowledge, provider support, and healthcare coordination.
63% of LGBTQ+ people plan to grow their family using assisted reproductive technology or adoption.
4 in 10 employers offer fertility benefits to support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Culturally competent care is a model that respects diversity and incorporates social, cultural, and linguistic needs to improve health and healthcare. By delivering healthcare experiences that meet each person’s unique needs, culturally competent care aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.
Black people are twice as likely to experience infertility than white people but are less likely to receive care. Members of the LGBTQ+ community find that few providers have experience with same-sex or trans-inclusive family forming. Culturally competent fertility care recognizes how someone’s background influences their experience and personalizes resources to meet their needs.
In this episode, we talk with Elastic’s Global HR lead about how she made the case for fertility benefits to her leadership team, including the financial side. We also talk with a fertility physician about the impact culturally competent care can have on health outcomes, especially for members of the BIPOC community.
How to find inclusive support that takes diverse experiences into account
While conversations about improving outcomes for members of the Black community sometimes focus on birth equity — the effort to improve pregnancy outcomes for all people — access to high-quality care and resources before pregnancy is a critical part of this goal. Learn what fertility support should include.
Bring on culturally competent fertility benefits that make an impact.