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Behold: American women claim virgin births

One in 200 women and girls report a virgin pregnancy, reports the British Medical Journal in its Christmas issue.

Researchers looked at a study from 1995 to 2009 of 7,870 women and girls, ages 15 to 28. Of those who became pregnant (5,340), 45 said they were virgins.

It is interesting to note that more “virgins” gave birth to boys (59.8%) or may have discovered they were pregnant during Advent, even though it isn’t considered statistically significant.

The “virgins” were more likely to have come from families who highly valued virginity, such as signing chastity pledges, and had parents who found it awkward to talk about sex and birth control.

h/t The Independent

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