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Why I may never bear kids – Uriel Oputa

 EVICTED Brother Naija All Stars housemate Uriel Oputa has revealed her struggle with a medical condition called amenorrhea.

Amenorrhea is the medical term for the absence of menstruation during the reproductive years between puberty and menopause.

The 35-year-old singer said she battled with the health challenge for four years.

Describing the period as the lowest point of her life, in a recent chat with media personality Hero Daniels, she said doctors told her that she might never be able to bear a child.

She said: “Before I decided to embark on a health journey, I had health challenges. One of them was that I didn’t see my period for four years. And I remember going to the doctors in the UK, and they told me that there was a high possibility that I would never be able to have children. That time, my niece was two years old and I remember leaving the office thinking, ‘Oh! I will never be able to have a child.’

“I went into a state of depression. I was so depressed that I couldn’t watch kids on TV. I hated going past schools or parks because I would be reminded constantly that I might not be able to be a mother.

“So, it reached a point where I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t be a mother, I would have my niece as mine.’ And that is why, till today, my niece and I are very close because she looks at me as a second mother.”

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