We have two stories today about belief in virgin births.
This first one is a survey of pregnant women. The more religious, where virginity was valued, reported that they were still virgins. Is this what they believe or what they WANT YOU to believe. Regardless, this is a sad result that the researches first thought was a mistake.
A tiny slice of modern day Americans are reporting having had virgin births, according to a new paper published in a respected medical journal Tuesday.
In the longitudinal study of adolescent health, 0.5% of the 7,870 female respondents consistently affirmed their status as virgins, yet reported a virgin birth without the use of reproductive technologies.
The virgins who reported pregnancies were also 30.5% more likely to have taken chastity pledges than the non-virgins who had reported pregnancies, the study found. Their average age was 19.
The parents of the virgins who had reported pregnancies were also more likely than parents of non-virgins to admit they didn’t know enough about sex and birth control to discuss it with their adolescent daughters, nor were they comfortable doing so.
While there are massive limitations to self-reported studies, especially on sensitive subjects such as sex, these responses were elicited with state-of-the-art technology — laptops, on which the respondents could type in their own answers, rather than verbally share them with an interviewer in person or by phone.
God is a total playa! Either that or they’re just lying.
Sex ed is important. We ought to teach teens about birth control, proper condom use, STIs as well as the biological process for conception and pregnancies. This is the most basic stuff you should learn as preparation for adulthood. There is no room for this kind of ignorance in a modern society. Ridiculous myths about pregnancy help no one.