Amy Schumer Just Gave a Hilarious and Thought-Provoking Update On Her Pregnancy
The comedian is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, and she thinks women's health issues are being largely ignored.
Update: Amy Schumer is still pregnant and vomiting all the time. Next to a photo of herself and her husband Chris Fischer on Instagram, the comedian wrote one of her signature, funny-yet-thought-provoking captions about her pregnancy experience. (Related: Someone Changed a Photo of Amy Schumer to Look "Insta Ready" and She Was Not Impressed)
"Amy Schumer And Chris Fischer set pulses racing while the heavily pregnant Schumer flaunts her growing bump," she wrote next to a soft-focus photo of the two taking a walk. The post wasn't all jokes, though-Schumer went on to call out a gender disparity in medical research: "Amy is still pregnant and puking because money rarely goes to medical studies for women such as hyperemesis or endometriosis and instead goes to things like dicks not getting hard enough or old guys who want harder dicks."
Schumer pointed out a disparity that's no doubt impacted women's health. Recently, the lack of funding for endometriosis research has become an oft-cited example of how women's health conditions are largely ignored. Case in point: The condition only received $7 million for research from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. For comparison, ALS, a condition that predominantly affects men, received $83 million. An estimated 16,000 Americans have ALS at any given time, according to the ALS Association, while endometriosis is estimated to affect over 6 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. (Related: Dangerous Myths Are Preventing Me from Getting the Endometriosis Care I Need)
The I Feel Pretty actress' post struck a major chord with commenters. "Thank you for saying this. As an endometriosis warrior I really appreciate it," one person wrote. "Amen! Those of us who suffer from Endo & PCOS need all the help we can get," another commented.
Instead of peacing out from the spotlight during her pregnancy, Schumer has been sharing updates on her experience with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe nausea during pregnancy. Her symptoms have been so severe that she had to cut her comedy tour short in February. But on the plus side, her sense of humor-and desire to keep up a conversation on women's health-clearly haven't been affected. (See: The Real Reason Amy Schumer Shared a Graphic Video of Herself Vomiting In a Car)