Finding out you have two vaginas is a shock, but one young woman shared it so candidly on her YouTube channel that it’s generating massive attention.
Cassandra Bankson started her channel in 2010 to discuss being a model with acne, and her success and struggles with treatment, coverup, and self-confidence. She shares this with her 772,000 subscribers, but last year she shared something even more personal: The discovery of a second vagina.
Although the video was uploaded nine months ago, it’s just now getting attention on the Web. In the 14-minute clip she discusses how an MRI hoping to diagnose intense back pain related to her kidneys revealed the double vagina.
“‘You have a partial duplex [kidney] on one side, and as I suspect you have two vaginas,'” Bankson explained, quoting her doctor. “I looked at her like, ‘what?'”
Bankson has two uteri, two cervixes, two fallopian tubes, and just one vaginal opening inside. The condition occurs often when people only have one kidney, according to her doctors. Bankson thinks the double vagina has contributed to her hormones, bad and irregular periods, and other issues. She revealed she has two periods, sometimes simultaneously, and can still have children but might require a C-section and will likely produce twins or higher multiples.
It’s back to business as usual for the young YouTuber, who’s recently uploaded makeup tips and shopping hauls to her channel, no uteri discussion in sight.
Correction 5:07pm, May 11: An earlier version of this article misspelled Cassandra Bankson’s surname.
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