Nigerian Celebrity News: Nse Ikpe-Etim Explains Why She Removed Her Womb
While at an event in Lekki, Lagos state tagged ‘Conversation with Nse’, popular Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, explained why she removed her womb to live a normal life. She said she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis three years ago. The condition leaves the inner lining of the uterus broken through the muscle wall of the uterus.
She gave this as reason in order to live a normal life. The actress said;
“I was told I couldn’t have kids, so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through.
“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.”
“The day I was informed I had to remove my Uterus tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is reality, my reality.”
“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.”
“I’m thankful for Nollywood. I push my pain through every single character.”
“Prior to the hysterectomy, I badly wanted to have children.
“I wanted a set of twins. I wanted children. I wanted so badly I was brooding forever. I did IVF. I did everything our society wants every woman to do so that we can be accepted as women.”
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