Skip to comments.Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds
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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LOL is this for real? hahaha do these women actually expect anyone to believe them? sheesh
Yeah, the jackals are really drooling for American women
Maybe it wasn’t sex. Maybe they fell on something in a VERY peculiar way.
Intercourse is not a requirement for pregnancy as many kids fooling around eventually discover... too late... after she’s a little bit pregnant.
Hey my ex-wife got pregnant while she was away at school so I was either going to canonize her or divorce her.
There is more imaculation going on out there than I thought. . . .
how dare they mock the veracity of science this way, science cannot be wrong it is all settled and 100% unchanging fact
I wonder how many of these “virgin” conceptions involved alcohol....?
All named Julia?
“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
“There is more imaculation going on out there than I thought.”
No the term is “ejaculation” :P
“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.
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
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?”
Claims of virgin births caused by sexting in US near 1 percent, study finds
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.
Those boys can swim! Will grow up to be Navy Seals.
Haha yep! I remember thinking that same thing LOL.