Why a Frightening Number of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Became Pregnant
For this year's puckish science paper, Reuters reported that researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill published the results of a 14-year adolescent health study of women ranging in age from 15 to 28. Of the 7,870 women in the study, 5,340 reported pregnancies. Forty-five of those women, or .5 percent, claimed that they became pregnant despite never having had sex. The researchers noted that none of those reported pregnancies resulted from in-vitro fertilization (IVF).