A 22-year-old woman in Colombia grew a potato inside her vagina thanks to some inaccurate advice from her mother, according to Colombia Reports.
"My mum told me that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her," she said.
The woman came to the hospital seeking treatment for intense abdominal pains, and doctors were shocked by what they found -- a potato that, over the course of two weeks, had germinated inside her vagina. The patient's nurse discovered roots literally growing out of the woman's nether regions.
Luckily, doctors were able to remove the potato without any surgery. The girl thankfully won't suffer any lasting damage, except maybe not wanting to eat any potatoes for awhile.
This extreme incident is a reminder that sex education is must for everyone. If you have questions about effective contraceptive methods, please visit Bedsider.org.
MTV’s It’s Your Sex Life website also has a ton of useful info about sexual health and pregnancy.