I walked around offices showing I had an STD — Millie Odhiambo

By Babu Tendu | Thursday, Sep 19th 2019 at 12:06
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Suba North Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo on Wednesday narrated how she was severally shamed on her health issue.

The legislator said that she used to suffer severe cramps and blood loss and doctors struggled to diagnose her condition.

Speaking in an interview on a local TV station, Odhiambo said that her woes deepened as another doctor mistook her issue for a sexually transmitted disease. 

She further added that it was after she started working that she was given a document by a doctor to take to work.

She narrated that she walked with the letter office to office not knowing the content therein.

Odhiambo said that it was her friend who cared to call her aside and share with her what the doctor had written.

"One time after I had started working I went to the hospital and I was given documentation to take back to work. I walked around with it from office to office. However, I was shocked to find out that the doctor had written I was infected with a sexually transmitted disease, yet I was not sexually active.

"Imagine I was showing people that I had an STD. I only knew of it after a friend of mine who cared enough called me aside and explained what the doctor had scribbled," Odhiambo disclosed. 

Adding: "Yes my bill known as Assisted Reproductions Technologies' Bill includes surrogacy, so I understand what these women go through. 

"Actually, for myself, should I choose to have a child, I have given myself a deadline of up to December 2019 to decide whether or not I want to go through assisted reproduction. If December comes and I have not decided, I will let it pass. “said the MP.

The MP said that it was when she went to school in New York that she discovered she had fibroids adding that initially, every time she went to hospital doctors suspected she had committed an abortion.

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