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Shocking doctor's discovery - the girl had no womb or vagina
The girl did not start to have her periods timely. Her mother took her to the doctor to see what is wrong there. What he said was socking: the girl had no womb, no upper vagina or cervix! Learn why such things happen.
This lady at 17 was diagnosed with Rokitansky syndrome. It basically means that while in her mother’s womb the embryo did not develop these organs. She has all the outward female private parts, but she does not have the proper inward genitals. For over 17 years neither the girl, nor her parents knew nothing about the condition.
They were socked about the discovery. Girl’s mother could not reconcile herself to this situation. She thought it was her fault, but the science tells that it is in the genes. One in 5000 women get born with underdeveloped or absent womb, cervix and vagina.
Here is what Joanna Giannouli herself has to say about it. She has turned 27 by now.
“Well, it’s been almost 10 years. I’m still feeling bad about it but I’m not ashamed any more, it’s been way too long. And I’ve realised that I cannot change it, it’s just the way it is, I have to embrace it and live with it.”
Besides not having any menstruation the girl had hard time making love. Her vagina inside was too short and too narrow. The doctors had to perform a major operation to create a usable vagina for her to have sex. For three months the lady had to perform special vaginal exercises to get rid of the pain and stretch the inner private part.
Presently, she can have sex, but she would never be able to have kids. Several guys broke up with her because of this condition. Some of them were making fun of the girl. But eventually she was able to find someone who loves her as she is. He knows of the condition, but accepts her and does not leave her.
We take so many things for granted. We enjoy them not thinking that someone out there can be bereaved of such a basic thing as vagina or a womb! Let us be grateful for all the things we have!