Can a Virgin Give Birth?
Yes—but it's very, very, very, very unlikely.
Explainer thanks Jose Cibelli of Michigan State University, George Daley and Willy Lensch of Children's Hospital Boston, Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Stem Cell Center, and Kent Vrana of Pennsylvania State University.
Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science writer living in Brooklyn, N.Y. and is DoubleX’s parenting advice columnist. Follow her on Twitter.
Image of the virgin Mary by Stockbyte.