Devan Merck has Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. Now, Devan didn’t know what that fully entailed until medical professionals explained it to her. And why would she? It is, after all, a very rare condition indeed. It’s a congenital abnormality which is characterized by the absence of the vagina, the uterus and cervix.
But years of treatment and surgeries and procedures have now left her in a position where – somewhat incredibly – she may actually be able to have a baby!
She explains her life like this: “I am no different – instead of having a fully functioning vagina. I have a man-made vagina.”
“For years I was bullied and felt different. Kids would call me a ‘boy’ and a ‘freak’ and boyfriends would disappear when they realized I wouldn’t have s*x.
“But since I met my husband my life has changed completely. We recently discovered I have both my ovaries and we are hoping to have a biological child of our own.”
“Everything I’ve been through has been me stronger and I think I will make an amazing mother.”
We think that Devan and her family are showing lots of strength and determination and hope here and we wish everyone involved a huge amount of luck.
This is a fascinating story. Learn more about it here in this video from Barcroft TV: