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Ann Marie Young, 25, cries as she grapples with depression brought on by a gunshot wound during a robbery that left her a paraplegic, unable to care for herself or her two young children. After Young tried to commit suicide three times and her mother could no longer meet her serious medical needs, she was moved to the Golden Age Home in Kingston, Jamaica, surrounded by residents who are decades older than her. The children now live with relatives.
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Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed she won’t be able to have a child for the rest of her life because she has no womb (uterus).

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While speaking at an event tagged “Conversation With Nse” in Lekki, the actress told her audience that three- years ago she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, a condition whereby the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus.

Nse Ikpe-Etim

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She said,

“I was told I couldn’t have kids. And 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. 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.”

Recounting when she was first told by the doctor that she would have to remove her uterus to live a normal life, she said,

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“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.”

Speaking further, she revealed the ordeal made her 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. I’m thankful for Nollywood.”

Source: Lindaikeji



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