Virgin America Part 1: Definitely some denial and ignorance here

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.

About one in two hundred women report having had virgin births, according to new research | National Post.

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.

  8 comments for “Virgin America Part 1: Definitely some denial and ignorance here

  1. December 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    What kind of sad world to these women live in that they have to go to such an extreme to justify their pregnancy?

  2. December 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Amazing, really.

    “No, really mom, its a miracle…”

  3. Warren
    December 18, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I think the strangest part of this is the end, where they declare laptops to be a state-of-the-art method for asking questions (and magically making them scientifically accurate).

    I wrote a survey-taking program for a market research firm that used laptops back in 1992.

  4. December 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    While some of these are most likely lying it’s also possible that some of those women were raped and have either blocked the memory of the rape to the point where they truly don’t remember it ever happening, or they were slipped a drug that knocked them out and simply have no memory of what happened to them, and because they were virgins before they may have continued to assume that they were virgins even after they had given birth.

  5. Jes Lookin
    December 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    It’s a sex-ed thing – ‘virgin’ and sexually active have led to rare cases of pregnancy, particularly in younger people with lots of active sperm.

  6. Chris Howard
    December 19, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    My sister attended a sectarian college that required religious studies classes.

    She told me that there were students in, said classes, that believed that if they were truly repentant, and prayed for Gods forgiveness, that God would restore their virginity.

    I also knew some young women who honestly believed that you got pregnant via kissing, so who knows what they believed virginity to be?

  7. December 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Virgin birth = parthenogenesis….. Jesus should have been a girl!

    Then again there are legends or overly exuberant heavy petting leading to a release of precious bodily fluids without penetration and viola…. surprise!

  8. Michael Hayden
    December 20, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Is it possible as well that some who took the test misunderstood some of the questions? Not all os us read or comprehend on a high level. It would be interesting to get into the study and see what factors they controlled for.

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