My Vagina Was Cut

Birth of Baby in Medical Hospital

My vagina was cut against my will. I was laying on my back with my legs spread, my body exposed as I worked to birth my baby while I repeatedly stated that I did not want my vagina to be cut.

There was no emergency situation requiring swift action to save my baby. In fact, the doctor slowly and deliberated hacked at me even as I protested.

I said no, and yet I was cut.

If this was a true story, the press, feminists, hospitals and women everywhere would be all over it, right? CNN, FOX and ABC would be blasting about how a woman’s body had been completely violated. Lawyers would be clamoring to take the case. Bloggers would be splattering the internet with outrage. My vagina would be the talk of...well....everywhere, right?

Wrong.

This is a true story. It did actually happen. Don’t believe me? I have a video of it. Be forewarned that this video contains graphic, disturbing content. Take a look and then tell me what you think. Why do no lawyers want to take this case? This video will have you asking why people aren’t up in arms about this violation.

Because I was cut. Even though I said “no!”.

My vagina was cut against my will. I was laying on my back with my legs spread, my body exposed as I worked to birth my baby while I repeatedly stated that I did not want my vagina to be cut.

There was no emergency situation requiring swift action to save my baby. In fact, the doctor slowly and deliberated hacked at me even as I protested.
I said no, and yet I was cut.

Author's note: While this story is written in first person, this story is not about me, although it is true. The woman in this story is named Kelly and you can find more about her on Improvingbirth.org.