Woman With No Vagina Became Pregnant After Being Stabbed

How can a woman without a vagina become pregnant?

L. Small

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In 1988, a 15-year-old girl living in the small southern African nation of Lesotho came to local doctors with all the symptoms of a woman in labor. But the doctors were quickly puzzled because, upon examination, she didn’t have a vagina.

The girl’s hospital records showed that only 278 days earlier (about 9 months), she had arrived at the hospital with knife wounds to her stomach. They admitted her to the hospital after a knife fight involving her, a former lover, and a new boyfriend. Who stabbed who was not quite clear, but all three participants in the small war were admitted with knife injuries.

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The girl arrived at the hospital with an empty stomach — and therefore with little stomach acid around — and doctors found two holes from a stab wound that opened her stomach up to her abdominal cavity. The case report said doctors washed her stomach out with a salt solution and stitched her up. The condition of the patient improved rapidly following routine postoperative care, and she was discharged home after 10 days.

Precisely 278 days later, the patient was admitted again to the hospital with acute, intermittent abdominal pain. An abdominal examination revealed a term pregnancy with a cephalic fetal presentation. The uterus was contracting regularly, and they heard the fetal heart. Upon examination, doctors found no vagina, only a shallow skin dimple. Regardless of how the baby was conceived, it was ready to emerge from the womb. With no birth canal, the baby’s only option of escape was a Caesarian section. Doctors delivered a baby boy via C-section (weighing in at 2.8 kg / 6.17 lbs) and then set out to solve the mystery of his conception.

The girl was asked what happened during the fight. She who was initially shy had to open the real story of what happened that day.

The patient was well aware of the fact that she had no vagina and she had started oral experiments after disappointing attempts at conventional intercourse. Just before she was stabbed in the…

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L. Small

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