Lena Dunham: 'Endometriosis won't stop me having children'
Girls star Lena Dunham would be more than happy to adopt a child if endometriosis affected her fertility.
The 29-year-old suffers from the chronic gynaecological condition and while she doesn't know if it will stop her from having children naturally, she has no problem with finding alternative ways to become a mother with boyfriend Jack Antonoff when the time is right.
"It’s not important enough to me that my child come out of my body and it’s not important to me, really at all, that the child belonged to Jack and me on a genetic level,” she told legendary actress Jane Fonda in a new interview for Paper magazine.
“It’s important to me that we have the right child for us and take the right kind of care of them.”
Lena first revealed she was battling endometriosis in her weekly newsletter, Lenny Letter, in November (15), and admits the realisation that she didn't need to physically give birth to a child herself if she is unable to conceive was a big relief.
"There’s so much talk of infertility like, ‘Am I gonna be able to have a baby? Is my body broken?’ and once that fear was gone, the whole prospect of having a baby actually got so much more exciting to me,” she explained.
However the star isn't keen on fertility treatment, and would be more inclined to choose adoption.
"While I’m really intrigued by the possibility of carrying a child in my body, and I don’t judge anyone else's choices, for me, years and years of hormones and body manipulation wouldn’t work for my psychology and my body,” she said, before adding she would be happy to go it alone as a mother if anything happened between her and Jack.
"I’ve often said to (him), ‘I’m kind of getting towards the point in my life where I want to have children and whether I was with you or whether I wasn't with you, that’s what I would want to do, but let’s find a way that you want to do it',” she said. “I've always wanted to be a mother as long as I've been on this Earth. It’s something that has been important to me."
- Cover Media