Research Shows More Virgins Give Birth Than You Would Think

pregnant bellySomehow I'm guessing there are a lot of more important medical subjects out there to study -- but researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that some women claim to have had virgin births.

Yes ... virgin births. As in getting preggo and delivering a child without ever having sex with a man. (Yes, like the Virgin Mary did.)

Half of 1 percent of the women interviewed for the study actually reported this happening. And while we can't place too much weight on the results of the study simply because these people are only claiming that they had a virgin birth (there's no physical proof) -- you gotta wonder if some or all of them just might be telling the truth. (It's possible ... right?)


Believe it or not, other than what the Bible tells us, there is such a thing as virgin birth. It's known as parthenogenesis -- but it's only been documented in creatures like snakes, sharks, and Komodo dragons.

More from The Stir: 8 Childbirth Myths (& Realities)

But let's go ahead and assume that even ONE of these women actually had a virgin birth, making it entirely possible in humans. OMG. Now moms like me who are 100 percent sure they are done having kids have one more darn thing to worry about when it comes to birth control. We're screwed. (Well, not literally, I guess.)

Here we thought we were so clever in taking all of the proper precautions to make sure our last baby is really our last baby -- and all along there's potentially been a chance that we can impregnate ourselves. Why should we even bother stressing about birth control methods anymore?

What's the point of popping a tiny little pill every day, having our tubes tied, or abstaining from sex altogether because we simply can't deal with another pregnancy? If there's the slightest sliver of a chance that we can knock ourselves up -- we might as well just throw caution to the wind and maintain a "whatever will be will be" philosophy.

Yes, I'm kidding. No, really. Sort of. Maybe I'm not? All I know is if scientists ever do manage to find indisputable evidence of a modern day virgin birth -- some of us are going to have to have a serious chat with our reproductive organs.

Do you think virgin birth is real?


Image via benklocek/Flickr

Read More >