Actress Gabrielle Union has been open about her struggles with infertility in the past, revealing in her memoir that she had “eight or nine miscarriages,” and countless rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
But at an event last week in New York City, the actress revealed that she had been diagnosed with adenomyosis, a form of endometriosis that often results in infertility. The diagnosis finally provided her with “answers,” she said.
“Fertility is not an older women issue, it is an issue period,” she said during remarks at a BlogHer conference in New York City.
“Towards the end of my fertility journey, I finally got some answers, because everyone had just sort of chalked it up to ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritized your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid,'” she said. “‘And that’s on you for wanting a career.'”
“The reality is I actually have adenomyosis,” she added. “There is nothing you can do about adenomyosis. The gag is that I had adenomyosis in my early 20s.”
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