Tee Bartlett, from Hunter Valley, New South Wales, was born with two vaginas
She thought it was 'normal' to use two tampons every month before diagnosis
Tee told her mum about having two 'holes', prompting an urgent doctor's visit
At the age of 16, Tee was finally diagnosed with a vaginal septum
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A young woman who was born with two vaginas revealed how she thought it was 'normal' to use two tampons every month before her diagnosis.
As a teenager, Tee Bartlett, from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, said she had absolutely no idea that it was unusual to use two tampons at the same time, as she assumed all women had two vaginal openings.
But she only discovered something wasn't right after she asked her mother 'which hole' a tampon needed to be inserted, which prompted an urgent doctor's visit.
At the age of 16, Tee was finally diagnosed with a vaginal septum - a condition that happens when the female reproductive system doesn't fully develop, leaving a dividing wall of tissue in the vagina.
Tee Bartlett (pictured) who was born with two vaginas revealed how she thought it was 'normal' to use two tampons every month before her diagnosis
Her boyfriend Chris has always been supportive - and he was 'fine' when she told him about her rare condition (couple pictured together)
What is vaginal septum?
A vaginal septum is a condition that happens when the doesn't fully develop.
It leaves a dividing wall of tissue in the that's not visible externally.
The wall of tissue can run vertically or horizontally, dividing the vagina into two sections. Many girls don't realise they have a vaginal septum until they reach puberty, when pain, discomfort, or an unusual menstrual flow sometimes signal the condition.
Others don't find out until they become sexually active and experience pain during intercourse. However, some women with a vaginal septum never have any symptoms.
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