Odd Enough Woman born without a vagina raises money for surgery so she can have sex

Her condition only affects 1 in 4,500 newborn girls.

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Kaylee Moats.

(Courier Mail)
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When Kaylee Moats was 18, she received a medical diagnosis that changed her life.

Concerned about the fact that she had not received her period yet, she went to her doctor, who decided to put her through an MRI. That’s when she found out she did not have a uterus, cervix, vagina or vaginal opening, according to a GoFundMe page created by her sister.

How is this possible? Moats, now 22, was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, a condition that causes the vagina and utereus to be underdeveloped or completely absent, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The condition is pretty rare, as it only affects 1 in 4,500 newborn girls and what specifically causes it is not yet known. Currently, researchers are trying to figure it out if genetic differences might play a role.

“Kaylee will never be able to carry her own children. The dreams we had of raising families together are going to look a little different than we had initially planned. This diagnosis raises a lot of fears, concerns, and insecurities in Kaylee about her identity and her future,” her GoFundMe page states. “The options of surrogacy and adoption give her some hope but she will never be able to carry her own children. After receiving the news, she decided to focus on school and address the problem later on when she was ready.”

As you can imagine, the diagnosis has dramatically changed the way Moats views her body and future. She was even nervous to tell her boyfriend about it, afraid of what might be his reaction. (I mean, understandable. It’s not every day that your girlfriend tells you she doesn’t have a vagina.) He’s been completely supportive, like the rest of her family, and has pledged to stick by her side.

Now, the Arizona resident has decided to raise money for what would be a life-changing surgery, since it would allow her “to have an intimate relationship like any other woman would experience.”

The surgery comes with a lofty $15,000 price tag, though. It does, however, have 96 percent success rate, according to her page. If you’re interested in helping out, check out her GoFundMe page here.

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