By Linda LaBorde
My daughter’s birth 29 years ago was traumatic. The doctor used forceps, which tore apart of my vaginal wall muscles. I discovered this a month later, when I went to my new gynecologist (because we had just moved) who told me it was “bruised tissue.” Then, without my permission, he cut it out.
I could feel a void there and sex was uncomfortable at first, but I learned to live with it.