A woman from a conservative Colombian community, where sex education is a taboo subject and boycotted from school, received the most awful advice from her mother about contraception and it ended her up in the hospital.
The 22-year-old’s mom told her placing a potato in the vagina is a fail-proof method to prevent pregnancy. So she followed mom’s advice until she started experiencing pain in her abdominal area.
According to Times Live, she had the vegetable inside of her for two weeks before she went to the hospital. During that time the potato had germinated and started growing roots that were so long that the attending nurse said she could see them visibly emerging from the woman’s body.
The medical professionals were able to remove the potato non-surgically.
Moral of the story: Don’t skimp on proper sex education for the youth.