Nse Ikpe-Etim: I Felt Inadequate Discovering I Could Not Bear Children Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has revealed she felt inadequate as a woman when she found out she could not bear children of her own.
Nse said this in an interview with Chude Jideonwo.
The 47-year-old actress had earlier disclosed she had to undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to have a life again after she was diagnosed with adenomyosis.
When asked if she was ashamed about not being able to have kids of her own, Nse said:
“Finding out I couldn’t have children didn’t make me feel ashamed. I felt inadequate.
“I felt inadequate as a woman but not ashamed, which was because of how I was brought up.
“Where I’m from we don’t tie shame to ourselves. Where I was brought up, we live through life fully.”
When asked if she is open to adoption, Nse said: “You never say never, but right now, my husband and I are just dog parents.
“People should be allowed to live, my husband and I are okay right now.”
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