Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim in an interview with Chude discusses how she felt when she found out that she will never be able to birth kids.
The 47-year-old actress had earlier disclosed she had to undergo hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to have a life again after she was diagnosed with adenomyosis.
When asked if she was ashamed about not being able to have kids of her own, Nse said: “Finding out I couldn’t have children didn’t make me feel ashamed. I felt inadequate.”
“I felt inadequate as a woman but not ashamed, which was because of how I was brought up.”
“Where I’m from, we don’t tie shame to ourselves. Where I was brought up, we live through life fully.”
When asked if she was open to adoption, Nse said: “You never say never, but right now, my husband and I are just dog parents.”
“People should be allowed to live, my husband and I are okay right now.”
She can have kids by surrogacy. This means that she can buy the eggs and use the husbands sperm.
Note: Adenomyosis, according to WebMD, is a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium).
Adenomyosis can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in heavy periods. The condition can be located throughout the entire uterus or localized in one spot.