A 22-year old Colombian woman recently went to the clinic with abdominal pains and doctors found a potato growing in her vagina. Why was there a potato growing in her vagina? You know, because her mom told her to put it there to prevent pregnancy. No word if her mother had been using the same potato method when she was born.
"My mom told me that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her." the unnamed patient was quoted as saying by local news website HSB Noticias.
After leaving the potato in place for around 2 weeks she began to experience intense pain in her lower abdomen. The potato had germinated, and grown roots inside the lady's private parts.
The offending root vegetable was removed without need for surgery, and there should be no lasting physical effects on the young woman.
The fact that a 22 year old women was no naïve as to believe that a potato was an appropriate and safe method of contraception shows a concerning lack of education for young people as to the options available for them when they become sexually active.
A potato, seriously? Everybody knows yams are the best form of birth control. I'm kidding, tubers are only like, 30% effective. You're better off with a loaded baked potato skin from TGI Fridays. If you want real effective birth control you've got to get your hands on some brussel sprouts. Then make your partner wear a condom.
Thanks to Rick and bethany, who agree the best form of birth control is living by yourself in the middle of the woods and only talking to woodland creatures.