Sunday, 12 May 2019

Why I removed my womb - Actress Nse Ikpe-Etim


Veteran Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has disclosed that she will no longer be able to have a child because she has removed her womb.

She made the disclosure at her recent event tagged “Conversation With Nse” in Lagos. The actress revealed that she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, about three years ago.

Adenomyosis is a genealogical medical condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.

She said: “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to remove my womb to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. .



"And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.

"When I was first told by the doctor that I would have to remove my womb to live a normal life, tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. .

"It was reassuring that there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality. The ordeal made me fall into depression.

"I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me.”




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