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What Caused Frida Kahlo's Infertility?

Discovery News,  April 23, 2012

In a 1932 painting called "Henry Ford Hospital," Mexican artist Frida Kahlo offers a self-portrait of herself bleeding on a hospital bed, grieving after a miscarriage. Surrounding her image are pictures of an unborn fetus, a pelvic bone, a female abdomen and three other images that symbolize her pain, confusion and intense desire to understand why her body could not carry a baby to term. Now, a new study offers an explanation for at least some of Kahlo's many health woes. She may have had Asherman's syndrome -- scarring in the uterus that can cause infertility and repeated miscarriages, according to the new theory. Her fertility struggles had a profound influence on her artwork.

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