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Woman Gets Vagina with Help from Fish

Woman Gets Vagina with Help from Fish
June 12
14:19 2018

What defines being a woman? Sounds like an odd question, but there are a number of anatomical differences between men and women and most of those are associated with the sexual organs. I don’t need to go into detail to describe these differences as we all know what I’m talking about.

But, what if you didn’t have some of those things that make a woman different than a man?

en que farmacias puedo comprar viagra sin receta Have you ever heard of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH)?

According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD):

“Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a rare disorder that affects women. It is characterized by the failure of the uterus and the vagina to develop properly in women who have normal ovarian function and normal external genitalia. Women with this disorder develop normal secondary sexual characteristics during puberty (e.g., breast development and pubic hair), but do not have a menstrual cycle (primary amenorrhea). Often, the failure to begin the menstrual cycle is the initial clinical sign of MRKH syndrome. The range and severity of MRKH syndrome can vary greatly and the disorder is generally broken down into type I, which occurs as an isolated finding, and type II, which occurs with abnormalities of additional organ systems including mainly the kidneys and the skeleton. Because of the nature of the disorder, MRKH syndrome can cause significant psychological challenges and counseling is recommended. The exact cause of MRKH syndrome remains largely unknown, but there is now no doubt of a genetic origin. In this respect, an update on the most recent research publications shows the involvement of several chromosomal segments, some of them including genes likely to account for the disorder.”

Now, imagine yourself to be a typical teenaged girl, looking forward to the time when you find the right man, fall in love, get married, have a baby and become a mother.

Say you are that 15-year-old girl, you’ve had what you thought was a normal puberty and began having menstrual cramping, but never having your period. You go to a doctor and after being examined, you are told that you have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser and consequently, you have no vagina and that there is no way you will ever have a baby of your own.

That’s what happened to Jucilene Marinho, who lives in Ceará, Brazil. The news was naturally devastating. Not only did she learn that she could never be a mom, but without a vagina, she couldn’t even have intercourse.

There is a treatment for females like Marinho. Doctors can surgically create a new vagina through a procedure called vaginoplasty. Generally, after such a surgery, the female has to use a vaginal dilator to expand the newly created vagina to make it large enough for sexual intercourse. The procedure can be long and painful, but it does not allow for getting pregnant and having a baby.

In Marinho’s case, she went to the Federal University of Ceará Hospital where she underwent a new technique called Neovaginoplasty. When the doctors surgically created her new vagina, they used a mold that was lined with the skin of tilapia fish.

Three weeks after the procedure, she was released from the hospital. Within a year later, the now 23-year-old young woman had sexual intercourse with her boyfriend for first and to her surprise, there was no pain or discomfort, only pleasure.

Using the tilapia skin is a new innovation that makes the surgical procedure more successful and the body sees to have no problem with the fish skin.

The young Brazilian woman said afterwards:

“I’d always dreamed of having a baby of my own now I had to accept that wouldn’t be possible.”

“But it feels so good to have something the majority of women take for granted.”

There seems to be no end to the wonders of modern medicine and how they can take something like the skin from a common fish and help make a young woman feel whole for the first time in her life. It’s truly a tale of both medicine and technology.

 

 

 

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