Halsey might be only 23, but she’s already making a bold decision regarding her reproductive health that women don’t often consider at her age: freezing her eggs.
The “Alone” singer has been open about her brutal experience with the condition, in which tissue abnormally grows outside of the uterus, primarily causing pain and bleeding. She sat in on an episode of The Doctors this week to further discuss how it’s taken over her life.
“Doctors can tend to minimize the female experience when it comes to dealing with [endometriosis],” Halsey said. “My whole life, my mother had always told me, ‘Women in our family just have really bad periods.’ It was just something she thought she was cursed to deal with and I was cursed to deal with, and that was just a part of my life.”
After collapsing outside her tour bus, receiving a lengthy list of misdiagnoses and suffering a miscarriage onstage before she even had time to fully process she was pregnant, Halsey said she “got really aggressive” when it came to seeking treatment. She underwent surgery in January 2017 and recently decided to freeze her eggs. The singer said she didn’t want to have to choose between her passion of performing and suffering from a chronic disorder that can cause infertility.
“I’m 23 years old, and I’m going to freeze my eggs,” Halsey said. “And when I tell people that, they’re like, ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’ Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I’m fortunate enough to have that as an option, but I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself.”
Watch a promotional clip of Halsey on The Doctors below.