Is it possible for a virgin to give birth?

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Dec. 21 2007 6:24 PM

Can a Virgin Give Birth?

Yes—but it's very, very, very, very unlikely.

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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 based in Cold Spring, N.Y., and is DoubleX’s parenting advice columnist. Follow her on Twitter.