Woman Used A Potato For Contraception And It Grew Roots In Her Vagina

Woman Used A Potato For Contraception And It Grew Roots In Her Vagina
by Emily Arata
Source: elitedaily.com
A young Colombian woman who believed an old wives tale paid the price.

The 22-year-old received medical attention after a potato germinated in her vagina, causing temporary medical complications.

She told medical staff that her mother had always told her spuds could be a method of contraception.

"My mum told me that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there. I believed her."

The woman left the potato in her vagina for two weeks, when its roots began growing into her vaginal walls.

And while there was no need for surgery, the nurse who initially examined the woman was surprised to see roots emerging from her vagina.

The young woman is not alone in her confusion. Statistics reveal that Colombian youth are severely undereducated in regard to contraceptive methods.

Experts also blame the country's "macho" culture for teenagers persistent disregard for the importance of contraception, which is often seen as weak or emasculating.

In September, the nation participated in Teenage Pregnancy Awareness month.

Of the nation's teenage girls, 20 percent have experienced or are currently pregnant, one of the highest numbers of any Latin American country.

H/T: Huffington Post, Photo Courtesy: Tumblr

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