There are lots of approved and advised methods of contraception out there: The Pill, the coil, condoms, pulling out (though that one isn’t advised)… A more controversial one? Taking the ‘dirt track home’. Okay, so doing it in the butt is more of a pleasure/leisure activity that a bona fide contraceptive method, but still. At least you know no one’s getting pregnant, huh? Well, that’s not entirely right. You see, it IS possible. It’s happened.
But, don’t fret everyone. It’s not very likely. Or, in fact, really very likely at all. But it has happened to a woman. She had what’s known as ‘a case of cloaca‘. That’s a condition where a woman’s bladder, vagina and rectum are linked from the same orifice. Hers was exacerbated by a botched operation to fix it.
Director of the Institute of Men’s Health at Jersey Urology Group, Dr. Brian Steixner MD, has confirmed the case. Dr. Steixner told the magazine Men’s Health this: “We knew all about her condition, and we had followed her for a decade. After doing a whole bunch of X-rays, we determined that she got pregnant from having s*x ‘the butt way’. ‘Obgyns’ couldn’t figure out a way to effectively deliver the baby through the rectum safely. So she had a C-section.”
He told UK newspaper The Independent that the case was “one in a billion and the rarest of the rare. I’m not sure it should be a big issue for women generally.”
So that’s pretty good news for all of us, then!
Here’s more on the odd story: