This Woman With 2 Vaginas Bravely Shares What It's Really Like

Woman with two vaginas
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As women, we often joke about what a pain it is to have a vagina. But reports indicate that as many as one in 3,000 women are born with not just one, but two vaginas. A woman named Nicci, whose very personal journey is featured in a recent BBC3 documentary called The Woman With Two Vaginas: Living Differently, had lived with the physically challenging, often emotionally draining complications that result from this condition her whole life.

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Nicci's vaginal opening, which, externally, appears to be just like other women's, actually funneled up into two separate vaginal canals, in a Y-shape.

Nicci explained to BB3: "I found out I had two vaginas when I was 17. I first knew something was wrong when I was a teenager and I was bleeding more than I should. The pain was intolerable and, while on my period, I couldn't function. My doctor told me I had two wombs, two vaginas, and two cervices. There were times when I had to wear Depends because tampons and pads weren't enough."  

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She goes on to detail how she suffered several miscarriages as a result of her unique anatomy. Finally, she made the tough but necessary decision to undergo a double hysterectomy. 

Clearly, what Nicci has dealt with over the years is nothing short of heartwrenching, but it's so wonderful to hear that she's been able to pinpoint a solution that will serve her best. She and her husband have also made peace with the fact that undergoing the surgery meant she would not be able to conceive. They hope to adopt down the road. After what Nicci's been through, here's hoping her future is increasingly bright -- and healthy! 

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If you want to hear more of her story, here's a clip from the documentary.

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