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Living with Two Viginas: A woman born different.

"I was born different" she said, and sighed. This is a story of a woman with two virgins, two cervixes and two wombs. She only found out she had the condition - known as the, 'Uterus Didephys' five years after giving birth to her daughter.


Elizabeth Amoaa had been diagnosed with "uterine fibroids" and told by doctors that she was very unlikely to be able to conceive. However, in 2010 Elizabeth fell pregnant and she gave birth to her "miracle baby", daughter Rashley 9 years old with scans completely missing her rare gynecological condition.


"Since I was a child I have been having a lot of health issues, and mostly I felt like I wanted to throw up, migraine, I used to have a lot of infections - vaginal infections. It was a constant battle, I was on medication all the time"

"When I fell pregnant I was so surprised because I have been told by many doctors that I could not conceive" she said, this is why I refer to her daughter as her, 'Miracle baby'.

Elizabeth was in and out of the hospital and ended up giving birth to a premature child. Her baby was not very well when she was born, she was on at least eight (8) medication a day to keep her strong and boost her development. Eventually her daughter was fine and she can never be thankful enough.

After the birth of her daughter, her uterus fibroids symptoms seemed to worsened and she was referred to s specialist. This is when they told her she have two wombs - the specialist diagnosed her with Uterus Didelphys. She was told she was unlikely to have anymore children, but fell pregnant again. Unfortunately she had a miscarriage, and realized that her condition was serious and she had to come out and tell her story.

She set up a special-Lady awareness campaign to encourage other women out there who are suffering from the same condition silently.

She has been Visiting Ghana on numerous occasions to educate young girls on gynecological conditions, menstrual hygiene.

Below is a picture I personally took from an internet, to show these conditions.

1. Uterus Fibroid

2. Uterus Didelphys

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Elizabeth Amoaa Rashley

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