She says ‘It makes me feel less of a woman because I can’t do what women are supposed to be able to do’
A woman was born with no vagina after being diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome – and is now trying to raise money for life-changing surgery.
After never having a period by the age of 18, Kaylee Moats visited a doctor who examined her and found that the young lady in fact did not have a uterus, cervix, vagina or vaginal opening.
Moats and her family, who live in Gilbert, Arizona, were heartbroken, particularly given the news that she will be unable to have children.
The 22-year-old who obviously is worried said she’s sad that she can’t have children, adding that it makes her feel “less of a woman” because she “can’t do what other women are supposed to be able to do”.
Moats is hoping to raise funds via a GoFundMe page to fund a reconstructive surgery that will create a vaginal opening for her.
The surgery costs $15,000, which Moats revealed her health insurance won’t cover because they do not consider it to be a life-saving treatment.
So far, $3,500 has been raised to treat the condition, which affects just 1 in 5,000 women.
Friends of the young woman have been quick to offer their support, as Moats explained that several of those closest to her have even offered to carry her child as a surrogate.