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Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds
Fox News ^ | 12/18/2013 | Reuters

Posted on 12/18/2013 2:56:35 PM PST by thetallguy24

Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain's BMJ medical journal.

The authors of "Like a virgin (mother)" - whose prose is devoid of irony - say such scientifically impossible claims show researchers must use care in interpreting self-reported behavior. Fallible memory, beliefs and wishes can cause people to err in what they tell scientists.

Based on interviews with 7,870 women and girls ages 15 to 28, 45 of the 5,340 pregnancies in this group through the years - 0.8 percent - occurred in women who reported that they conceived independent of men. The figure does not include pregnancies that result from in vitro fertilization or other assisted reproductive technology.

Each year, the BMJ Christmas edition publishes untraditional science papers. In addition to the report on virgin pregnancies, the latest BMJ includes papers on whether there is a local baby boom nine months after home sports teams triumph (only a small one, but statistically significant) and whether an apple a day would keep the British doctor away (yes, saving about 8,500 lives in the United Kingdom each year, about as many as would expanding the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs to everyone over 50).

For the study of putative virgin pregnancies, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analyzed data from the thousands of teenage girls and young women who took part in the long-running National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: baby; birth; immaculate; virgin
Wow, I guess this means there are a lot of little anti-Christs running around LMAO
1 posted on 12/18/2013 2:56:35 PM PST by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24

LOL is this for real? hahaha do these women actually expect anyone to believe them? sheesh


2 posted on 12/18/2013 2:58:20 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yeah, the jackals are really drooling for American women


3 posted on 12/18/2013 2:59:29 PM PST by thetallguy24
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Maybe it wasn’t sex. Maybe they fell on something in a VERY peculiar way.


4 posted on 12/18/2013 3:01:08 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: thetallguy24

Intercourse is not a requirement for pregnancy as many kids fooling around eventually discover... too late... after she’s a little bit pregnant.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 3:02:56 PM PST by fso301
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To: thetallguy24

Hey my ex-wife got pregnant while she was away at school so I was either going to canonize her or divorce her.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 3:03:16 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: thetallguy24

There is more imaculation going on out there than I thought. . . .


7 posted on 12/18/2013 3:05:22 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: thetallguy24

how dare they mock the veracity of science this way, science cannot be wrong it is all settled and 100% unchanging fact

//sarcasm


8 posted on 12/18/2013 3:05:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: thetallguy24

I wonder how many of these “virgin” conceptions involved alcohol....?


9 posted on 12/18/2013 3:07:01 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: thetallguy24
Nearly 1 percent of young women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins, according to a report in the Christmas edition of Britain's BMJ medical journal.

All named Julia?

10 posted on 12/18/2013 3:13:28 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: thetallguy24

“Outercourse” can get someone pregnant. Also, a great deal of sex occurs when people are too intoxicated to remember.

I think the 0.8% may be true


11 posted on 12/18/2013 3:15:43 PM PST by varyouga
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To: thetallguy24
Translation: nearly one percent of live births in the US are the result of rape, incest, extramarital affairs, or other circumstances in which disclosing the identity of the father would have negative repercussions to the mother.
12 posted on 12/18/2013 3:16:38 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: RatRipper

“There is more imaculation going on out there than I thought.”
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No the term is “ejaculation” :P


13 posted on 12/18/2013 3:17:19 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Cyman

“Hey my ex-wife got pregnant while she was away at school so I was either going to canonize her or divorce her.”

I assume by “ex-wife” that you made the correct choice. But my sincere sympathies, that situation has to be “awkward,” to say the least.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 3:18:01 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: thetallguy24

data from the thousands of teenage girls and young women who took part in the long-running National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health

shouldn’t that be the National Horizontal study of
Adolescent Health?


15 posted on 12/18/2013 3:18:05 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: thetallguy24

Or perhaps there was a Roman soldier(Naughtius Maximus) running around in 4BC.

Cue the Life of Brian quotes.

Brian: “My father is a Roman.”

Roman: “Your fathew is a Woman?”


16 posted on 12/18/2013 3:21:13 PM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be relearned.)
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Claims of virgin births caused by sexting in US near 1 percent, study finds


17 posted on 12/18/2013 3:26:38 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: thetallguy24; All

It is not scientifically impossible. Back in the 80’s they prived if you ejaculated on the thigh near the vagina or on the outer vaginal area some sperm can make up the vaginal canal to the cervix.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 4:01:20 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Those boys can swim! Will grow up to be Navy Seals.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 4:03:47 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

Haha yep! I remember thinking that same thing LOL.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 4:05:28 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: thetallguy24

Sam Kinnison did a great routine on Joseph & Mary!

Joseph: I’m not saying you’re lying or anything, but he better be the ONLY son of God!


21 posted on 12/18/2013 4:28:53 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RatRipper

The term “Immaculate Conception” refers to the conception of the Virgin Mary without Original Sin. It does not refer to the conception of Jesus without a human father.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 5:23:16 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: autumnraine
It is not scientifically impossible.

I can see that occurring. Lewinskys, fingers, and out of control passionate frenzy means that flying spermatozoa just might end up in places where the two participants never intended it to be.

23 posted on 12/18/2013 5:37:13 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: Arthur McGowan; RatRipper

Thank you Buzz Killington


24 posted on 12/18/2013 5:49:41 PM PST by thetallguy24
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To: Arthur McGowan

Ever heard of Norm Crosby?????


25 posted on 12/18/2013 7:04:11 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: RatRipper

He was great in “The Bells of Saint Mary’s”!


26 posted on 12/19/2013 1:01:32 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

LOL!


27 posted on 12/19/2013 6:41:03 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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