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This Woman Became Pregnant After a Knife Fight

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This whole story is a trip

Conception stories aren’t the sort of things that people share. There’s no meet-cute for sperm and egg. We all know the basic details of the ways that babies are formed, so we don’t feel the need to ask about it in the same way we ask couples how they came together in the first place.

However, one teen girl in Lesotho had a conception so rare and interesting that it was shared around the world by scientists writing in medical journals. The girl went to a local hospital showing signs of being in labor in spite of the fact that it should have been impossible for her to get pregnant.

“Inspection of the vulva showed no vag**a, only a shallow skin dimple,” wrote authors in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

However, they went ahead with the operation and delivered a healthy baby boy. Obviously, the doctors were at a loss. So, they began investigating the girl’s strange case. What they found was an incredible example of Murphy’s Law (and the hardiness of sperm).

measuring pregnant belly

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