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Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Question for Those Who Insist that "Female Parts" Are Required to Make Use of the Ladies' Room

From The Huffington Post:

A British teenager said she was in "total shock" to learn that she had been born without a vagina.

During a routine visit to the doctor, Jacqui Beck, 17, mentioned that she hadn't started getting her periods. Tests soon showed that she had MRKH syndrome, a genetic condition that meant she had been born without a vagina, womb or cervix.

"I left the doctor's [office] in tears. I would never know what it was like to give birth, be pregnant, have a period. All the things I had imagined doing suddenly got erased from my future," Beck told the Daily Mail. "I was really angry and felt like I wasn’t a real woman any more."

Shocking as it may seem, Beck is not alone. In fact, her condition isn't even especially rare. According to the National Institutes of Health, Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (named for the physicians that first diagnosed it), or MRKH, affects one in 4,500 newborn girls.

Read more:
Jacqui Beck Learns She Was Born With No Vagina; British Teen Born With MRKH

SuccubaSuprema writes:

In discussions of the State of California's School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266), the State of Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act (Title 24, Article 34, Part 6, Colorado Revised Statutes), and similar laws, some persons with whom I have interacted have said that a vagina (their specific choice of words) is necessary to use the ladies' facilities.  Thus, I have to ask, "Would you allow Ms. Beck and others with MRKH access to a public ladies' room?"

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