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The human female anatomy is nothing short of amazing, and a woman with a second, hidden uterus just performed the latest medical miracle. The woman is gifted with uterus didelphys (or “double uterus”) which defined by The Mayo Clinic as, “a rare congenital abnormality” where the body doesn’t behave the way it usually does as the uterus develops. Normally, the two small tubes that it begins as fuse together to create one large organ.But sometimes, “the tubes don’t join completely,” and “instead, each one develops into a separate structure,” Mayo explains. “Women who have a double uterus often have successful pregnancies. But the condition can increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.”

The woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a hospital and then twenty-six days later returned complaining of intense abdominal pains. The hospital then did an ultrasound on her, something she did not have during her first pregnancy, and her condition was then discovered with a set of twins incubating! The twins, a boy and girl, were delivered via c-section.

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“It is not very common to have two uteruses,” Dr. S.N. Basu, head of obstetrics and gynecology at New Delhi’s Max Healthcare Hospital, told CNN. “When the uterus develops, it comes from two tubes, and those tubes fuse together. For some women, the fusion does not occur, and the dividing wall does not dissolve.”

CNN reports that there is only a one-in-a-million chance of having uterus didelphys and delivering twins, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Basu explained to CNN, “From rural areas, people don’t know what is wrong with them. They don’t know how many children they are pregnant with and sometimes whether they are pregnant also.”

Wow, X-Men much? This is quite the story this woman and her children will have. We also imagine she will better extra careful with her sex life knowing she can easily have more than one baby–weeks apart…

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D.C. Cancels its Black Gay Pride Festivities for 1st Time in 30 Years, Cites Coronavirus Precautions

For the last few months the effects of coronavirus have engulfed the entire world. Life has seemingly halted as schools have closed, jobs have shut down, theaters have closed, and many have been quarantined to prevent the spread of this pandemic. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Washington, D.C., set for Memorial Day weekend, has decided to cancel the festivities for this year’s Black Gay Pride events, citing coronavirus concerns and safety. This marks the first time in thirty years the celebration will not take place.

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For the last few months the effects of coronavirus have engulfed the entire world. Life has seemingly halted as schools have closed, jobs have shut down, theaters have closed, and many have been quarantined to prevent the spread of this pandemic. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Washington, D.C., set for Memorial Day weekend, has decided to cancel the festivities for this year’s Black Gay Pride events, citing coronavirus concerns and safety. This marks the first time in thirty years the celebration will not take place.

via DCBlackPride.org 

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DC Black Pride 2020 Has Been Canceled

There is no higher priority than the health and well-being of Black LGBTQA community. In light of the continuing global impact and community transmission of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) — and in accordance with public health recommendations the Center for Black Equity has made the unprecedented decision to cancel DC Black Pride 2020. For the first time in 30 years, we will not gather in DC to celebrate our community during Memorial Day Weekend.

This too shall pass. We will celebrate the 30th DC Black Pride in 2021, bigger and more celebratory than ever.

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We understand that Black Gay Pride in any city is a big event for many Black LGBT people, but we concur that the safety, health, and well-being of everyone comes first. Besides Pride is more than just festivities, parades, and parties; it’s knowing who you are and celebrating the freedom and hard fought for right to be yourself. With that said, let’s all continue practicing social distancing–no gatherings in the absence of festivities.

Thus far Los Angeles has canceled its Pride festivities and New York is rumored to soon follow. There is no word of other cities cancelling their Black Gay Pride or regular Pride festivities, but if the threat of coronavirus continues to linger then it is a real possibility. We are praying for everyone’s safety and that this will all end soon. Lord knows we want the world better than it was before this all started and at least some sort of normalcy.

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Tragic…First Child Under 18 Dead from Coronavirus…

Coronavirus has no prejudice when it comes to its victims. Initially many of us considered it a foreign disease that would never reach American shores. Now as the number of Americans who have contracted coronavirus increases we are extremely sad to report one of them is a child.

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Coronavirus has no prejudice when it comes to its victims. Initially many of us considered it a foreign disease that would never reach American shores. Now as the number of Americans who have contracted coronavirus increases we are extremely sad to report one of them is a child.

via LA Times:

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The number of deaths in the county from the virus is now 11. Tuesday’s update also included a previously reported death in Long Beach. The young person who died was from Lancaster. No further details were immediately available.

“This is a devastating reminder that COVID-19 affects people of all ages,” L.A. County Public Health Department director Barbara Ferrer said.

Two of the individuals who died were between the ages of 50 and 70. One of those individuals had underlying health issues and resided in the West Adams neighborhood.

Officials also confirmed an additional 128 cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the county’s total to 662. Of those positive cases, 42% occurred in individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 and 39% occurred in individuals between the ages of 41 and 65.

At least 119 individuals, or 18% of all positive cases, have been hospitalized for the virus.

The number of COVID-19 cases in California surged to more than 2,20as officials issued urgent warnings about the need for more hospital beds and equipment as medical facilities begin to fill up.

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he believes California will need 50,000 hospital beds for patients suffering from the illness caused by the coronavirus. That marks a significant increase from the 20,000 beds his administration forecast last week. The Democratic governor said the state’s 416 hospitals were doubling their “surge plans,” a move that will result in 30,000 new beds across the system.

This is extremely disturbing and scary. Please everyone let’s all stay home and stay safe. This pandemic is only going to get worse before it gets better. Lord, please, no more children…let’s keep everyone uplifted in our prayers.

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ICYMI! Condom Shortage Could Lead to Coronavirus Baby Boom!

Safe sex may–or the choice to have it–may soon be in short supply experts are reporting. Condoms may be harder to find as more and more Americans are ordered to quarantine and remain home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some experts are even predicting a “coronavirus baby boom” further proving everyone is NOT practicing social distancing.

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Safe sex may–or the choice to have it–may soon be in short supply experts are reporting. Condoms may be harder to find as more and more Americans are ordered to quarantine and remain home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some experts are even predicting a “coronavirus baby boom” further proving everyone is NOT practicing social distancing.

via Mercury News

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Hints of heightened interest in condoms first emerged last month in China, where the virus was first reported.

Condomsales.com reported March 3 that stores were seeing “shortages in Singapore and Hong Kong.” The e-commerce platform Pinduoduo noted quarantine measures in China fueled a jump in sales of condoms and hair clippers, according to abacusnews.com.

One reason for the condom rush in Asia: Some people were wearing them on their fingers, after rumors spread on social media the practice could protect you from the coronavirus, The Mirror reported.

It’s coincidental, but also important that hard-hit Asia is home to “the world’s largest condom maker,” the Karex company in Malaysia, according to Forbes. Any slowdown in manufacturing there could have global implications.

Condom sales have reportedly been increasing in the United States since coronavirus cases were first diagnosed on the West Coast, where a growing number of shelter-in-place orders are in place.

Such orders bind Americans to their homes, except in cases of “essential business” and health needs.

Seven million people are currently under a three-week shelter order in the San Francisco Bay area, and large urban areas like New York City are reportedly considering it, McClatchy News reported this week.

The betting odds site SportsBettingDime.com went so far as to release odds of a Trojan condom stock boom amid the pandemic. “You can bet on the population getting down to business while stuck inside their homes for the next couple of months,” the site says.

Dr. Mehmet Oz told TMZ couples should have sex while they’re quarantined. “You’ll live longer, get rid of the tension. … Maybe you’ll make some babies.”

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A jump in birth rates is actually normal after emergencies and natural disasters. Think of the Baby Boomers (via investopedia.com, a term used to describe a person who was born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boomer generation makes up a substantial portion of the world’s population, especially in developed nations. It represents nearly 20% of the American public.) the as of now, largest generation of Americans to date born after World War II, “It’s probably going to be the biggest baby boom we’ve seen,” Dr. Kevin Kathrotia of Millennium Neonatology told FOX Business on Monday. “Anytime there’s the threat of a hurricane, there’s a little baby boom. … There’s going to be kids in nine months, I can assure you.”

Well it looks like the world will be getting a lot more Sagittarians and Capricorns. Christmas really will be “Merry Christmas Baby!”

 

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