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What I Would Tell My 17 Year Old Self (MRKH Edition)

Elyce Frydman Dearest teen Elyce, It seems odd to write to my younger self but who else can advise you about life better then me. At sixteen years old this thing happened and you felt like your world crumbled. You … Continue reading

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What I Would Tell My 17 Year Old Self (MRKH Edition)

Badia Atcherson Dear Badia, Who am I? This is your 45-year-old self-writing you. I am writing you to encourage you. This time will pass. The words” you are not able to have your own children”, are words that will forever … Continue reading

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What I Would Tell My 17 Year Old Self (MRKH Edition)

Dr. Susan Carroll Kicking off the “What I would Tell my 17 Year Old Self” writing series with Dr. Susan Carroll. Susan wrote a terrific blog post to her younger self in 2019. I remember reading it and soaking up … Continue reading

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New Writing Series Announcement

✨ATTN: MRKH Community!✨ We all know that being a teenager is HARD! Getting an MRKH diagnosis during this vulnerable time in your life can rock you to your core. Receiving this diagnosis as a young adult can bring feelings of … Continue reading

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“The Missing Vagina Monologue and Beyond”

I am thrilled to highlight and re-share this published work by my personal hero and the person who pioneered the MRKH community, Esther Leidolf. Reading Esther’s published work, “The Missing Vagina Monologue and Beyond” transformed my life and I encourage … Continue reading

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MRKH, THE GHOST OF MY LIFE

➢ My name is Julian Peter a Kenyan and at the age of 17 I visited the doctor for a checkup since I had aching feet and so the normal questions during consultation started. When was your last period? And … Continue reading

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Common Ground: An interview with Kimberly Zieselman, author of XOXY

It’s kind of amazing how we might surprise ourselves by doing something we wouldn’t usually do right now. We are quarantined and stuck wherever we are stuck. We are navigating a worldwide pandemic with contradictory approaches. We are doing our … Continue reading

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My Vagina is on Vacation

Four years ago, when my college put on a performance of the Vagina Monologues, I saw it as an opportunity to finally share something that I had kept inside me for several years—my MRKH diagnosis. With permission of the director, … Continue reading

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A Passion for MRKH and Genetics– A Guest Blog by Morten Herlin

Hi MRKH Community. I asked Morten Herlin to talk to you about his recent paper that examined long-term outcomes from various procedures used to create a vaginal canal. After a few missed Facebook phone calls, we ended up communicating via … Continue reading

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Your heart is worth the time. You are worth the time.

There is a Japanese art called Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold dusted lacquer to repair it.  The philosophy behind it is to treat the breakage and show it as part of the history of … Continue reading

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