Lena Dunham’s Kid Won’t Come From Her Womb

Lena Dunham won’t be bringing any kids into the world following her total hysterectomy.

I’m not a fan of the actress, but I won’t make fun of a woman who has more than likely lost the ability to have kids. Dunham remains optimistic that she will be able to have kids, but the odds are not on her side.

Here’s what she wrote in Vogue:

“I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now. Soon I’ll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I’ll pursue with all my might.”

Adoption is her most likely option. And if she choses to adopt. God bless that kid.

Dunham has undergone multiple surgeries in her past to help her deal with endometrial disease. Nothing worked, which is why she opted for the total hysterectomy.

Here’s how she explained things. I’ll let her explain it instead of trying to do it myself because she’s the most talented writer in the world and has never been wrong about anything.

“In addition to endometrial disease, an odd hump-like protrusion and a septum running down the middle, I have retrograde bleeding, a.k.a. my period running in reverse so that my stomach is full of blood. My ovary has settled in on the muscles around the sacral nerves in my back that allow us to walk. Let’s please not even talk about my uterine lining. The only beautiful detail is that the organ—which is meant to be shaped like a light bulb—was shaped like a heart.”

All of this sounds bad. As the husband to a wife who is in the hospital every other month for different tests and surgeries, I sympathize with Dunham. And it takes a lot for me to sympathize with Lena Dunham after I sat through every episode of Girls.

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