Saturday, December 28, 2013

STUDY: Claims of Virgin Births in U.S. Near 1 Percent

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. 

According to Reuters, the authors  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.

Fallible memory?


  1. You'd think someone would remember being impregnated by God

  2. That's her story and she's sticking to it...

  3. Although this is interesting, denial is nothing new. 90+% of the population is trapped in a lie so huge that only denial allows them to function day to day.

  4. Wow! In my day it was close to 100 percent.

  5. It must be aliens!