• Sharon Stone revealed in an Instagram comment that she has suffered nine miscarriages. 
  • Instead of receiving empathy, she says women are made to feel they should keep miscarriages secret.
  • Instagram users thanked the 64-year-old actor for being open about the taboo topic.

Sharon Stone says she has suffered nine miscarriages — an experience she describes as being "no small thing, physically nor emotionally." 

The "Basic Instinct" star revealed this in a comment responding to an Instagram post by People magazine last week, centered on how "Dancing With The Stars" performer Peta Murgatroyd had suffered multiple miscarriages.

"We, as females don't have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss," Stone wrote. "I lost nine children by miscarriage."

"It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving the much needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need," she continued.

"Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in effort," she added.

Instagram users thanked the 64-year-old actor for being open about her story. "Being able to amplify the lived experiences of women is the first step towards creating necessary change," one user wrote. 

Stone has three adopted sons, per NBC News.

In a 2017 interview with entertainment news outlet Extra TV, she spoke about how it had been difficult for her to carry a child to term due to a genetic blood condition.

"I can say that I had three, five-and-a-half-month miscarriages and no one had any answer for me, what's going on, why is this happening to me," she told the outlet. "It's devastating that the medical community is not paying the attention that's needed."

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