Kerala woman born without vagina undergoes successful reconstruction surgery

The woman has now a patent vagina and can lead a healthy sexual life

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In a major breakthrough, a 22-year-old woman who was born without uterus and vagina successfully underwent a rare reconstruction laparoscopy surgery at a private hospital in Kerala.

The woman was diagnosed with the rare condition at the age of 13 after she failed to get menstruation. The medical tests revealed that she did not have uterus or vagina though she had a normal female chromosome pattern. She also had ovaries and fallopian tubes.

The woman, however, was advised to seek surgical reconstruction only after marriage.

According to a report in an English daily, she underwent laparoscopic neovaginoplasty three months ago under a team of surgeons headed by Dr Urmila Soman at Little Flower Hospital in Angamaly near Kochi.

The woman has a patent vagina and can lead a healthy sexual life, said Dr Urmila. She can also conceive through Assisted Reproductive Technology.