Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham writes about her hysterectomy in a deeply personal essay

Lena Dunham writes about her hysterectomy in a deeply personal essay

Lena Dunham has never shied away from discussing her body. Frequent nudity earned "Girls" its reputation as one of the most thinkpieced-about shows on television, and protagonist Hannah Horvath's frequent proclamations of body acceptance mirrored Dunham's own. She has spoken at length about her struggle with endometriosis, even posting on Instagram about it.

The writer-actress disclosed in an essay published Wednesday by Vogue that she had recently undergone a hysterectomy, her ninth surgical procedure after a decade-long battle with the disorder. Endometriosis causes tissue that ordinarily grows inside the uterus to grow outside the organ, and it debilitated Dunham. She...

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