Birth Control Potato
Because mother doesn’t always know best.
A 22-year-old Colombian woman stuffed a potato inside her after her mother told her the alternative contraceptive could prevent pregnancy.
“My mum told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” the patient stated, reports Colombia Reports.
Two weeks after inserting the starchy vegetable, the woman began experiencing discomfort — the potato had germinated and roots began to sprout inside her. Luckily, the offending plant was removed without any surgery.
Unfortunately, as Columbia Reports points out, that fact that a young woman believed a potato was a suitable form of contraception indicates a lack of sex education for both young men and women in Colombia.
Bottomline: Don’t try this at home kids.