On a recent episode of “The Doctors,” Halsey revealed how her struggle with endometriosis and a miscarriage got her to get serious about her health and her fertility.
She said, “The thing about endometriosis is a lot of it comes down to doctors can tend to minimize, you know, the female experience, when it comes to dealing with it. My whole life, my mother had always told me, ‘Women in are family just have really bad periods.’ It was just something she thought she was cursed to deal with and that I was cursed to deal with, and that was just a part of my life.”
Halsey experienced something much worse than just the run-of-the-mill PMS and cramps. She said, “When I started touring and playing concerts and traveling, the stress and the strain on my body really started to enhance the symptoms and make the experience a little bit worse. I was fainting all the time. I got misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue, anxiety, they were telling me I was fainting because I was anxious.”
She finally managed to get a real diagnosis and said, “It was so bittersweet because it was the relief of knowing I wasn't making it all up, and I wasn't being sensitive, and it wasn't all in my head, but it also kind of sucked to know that I was gonna be living with this before.”
At one point, she found out she was pregnant, but miscarried on stage before she had time to deal with it emotionally.Halsey is now being proactive about her fertility and freezing her eggs.
She said, "When I tell people that they are like, ‘Why would you do that? You're 23.’ But doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because, you know, I'm fortunate enough to have that as an option. I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, protecting myself."
Source: Daily Mail