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Stranger Than Fiction: Immaculate Conception Via Knife Wound

Some people say you can get pregnant through oral sex; everyone else says you can't. But in 1988 a girl in Africa could and did. All it took was the absence of a vagina and oral sex immediately preceding a stab wound to the stomach, and — voila! — nine months later a healthy baby boy was born. (Cesarean, so no it doesn't get weirder.)

I'd say this isn't real. That you can make this stuff up! But after ABC News reported it yesterday from the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, I can no longer deny it.

Of course, the story leads to all sorts of impossible-to-understand speculation about how it's possible: From "spermatozoa gained access to the reproductive organs via the injured gastrointestinal tract" to "it is likely that the patient became pregnant with her first or nearly first ovulation otherwise one would expect that inspissated blood in the uterus and salpinges would have made fertilization difficult." And the obvious verification, "the fact that the son resembled the father excludes an even more miraculous conception."

Anyway, let it be known that the girl-who-got-pregnant-from-a-stab-wound story is henceforth true!

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ECULeah ECULeah 7 years
It is so annoying when people use 'immaculate conception' incorrectly.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
wtf? i can't even understand what this post is even trying to say!?!?!?!?
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I don't know about this. Those commenting on the news story are crying "urban legend" and questioning ABC's reporting. Even the article mentions doctors are still in doubt. If it was possible, wouldn't there have been another case of pregnancy via oral sex with an ulcer or recent abdominal surgery?
Lyv Lyv 7 years
Like skigurl said this post is kind of really insensitive, and confusing. I'm honestly more baffled by the poor girl's bad luck than by the freaky conception itself.
Veka Veka 7 years
I have no idea what is going on but I find it really hard to believe. Call me a critic.
Muirnea Muirnea 7 years
I agree with skigurl, this post is very poorly written. I had to read it a couple times before I understood what it was trying to say. And yeah, I feel really sorry for that girl, that would be such a horrible thing to have happen to you.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i barely understand what you're saying because this post is so poorly written and it seems you're joking quite a bit about something that is "SO STRANGE" but i can't imagine the girl who got stabbed then preganant would find it that funny this post just seems weird and insensitive
KWM KWM 7 years
I am
runnereater runnereater 7 years
That is too bizarre for words.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Wow. I agree -- wonders never cease.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
What a freaky story! But I guess wonders never cease.
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