Hazel Jones, a 27-year-old UK woman, appeared on ITV’s This Morning show yesterday and revealed she has two vaginas, which also means she has lost her virginity twice. The blonde from High Wycombe, England, has a rare medical condition called uterus didelphys, more commonly known as double uterus.
The condition means a woman has two separate uteruses (wombs), two cervixes (neck of the womb) and two vaginas. It occurs when a barrier between two tubes that form the uterus fails to break down during development, leaving two internal channels.
Miss Jones first discovered something was wrong when she reached puberty and started her periods at 14.
“That wasn’t fun. I used to suffer from horrendous cramps and my periods could be very heavy. I now know that my periods were worse because I have two wombs,” Hazel explained. “It wasn’t nice. I had friends and I tried explaining to them I was having problems and they had no idea what I was doing wrong.
She added that she once asked a school friend which ‘hole’ she should use for a tampon, but became too embarrassed to continue the conversation after her friend thought she meant she put it up her bottom.
She was 18 when her first serious boyfriend noticed something was “different”, prompting her to go to hospital where she was diagnosed with the condition.
“As soon as I found out what it was I told everybody! I thought it was amazing. It’s definitely an ice-breaker at parties. If women want to have a look, I’m quite happy to show them, it’s not something I’m embarrassed by.”
She will also have to be careful about getting pregnant – she told This Morning she could get pregnant in one then the other which could lead to problems, and also has an increased risk of breech birth and bleeding.
But she has declined surgery to change the situation, saying: “They offered to remove the septum but I refused to have the surgery.
“They have to treat you like they would a post-op transsexual because if you have something removed from an area like that there’s a risk of healing back together. You have to have it separated all the time and it can be very uncomfortable and cause scar tissue.”
Ms Jones is now happy to live with the condition, telling the show: “If I had three wishes it wouldn’t be on the list of things to change.”