Doctors in Colombia were shocked to discover roots growing inside of a woman’s vagina after she came in complaining of abdominal pain.
According to reports, the unnamed woman was advised by her mother to put a potato inside of her vagina so that she didn’t get pregnant.
“My mom told me that if I didn't want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” said the 22-year-old woman.
The potato is said to have been stuck inside of the woman for two weeks before she went to the doctor complaining of pain, and not surprisingly, it reportedly started to germinate and grow roots inside her. A nurse, according to Colombia Reports, discovered roots emerging from the woman’s vagina upon examination.
Many blame the woman’s mother for advising her daughter to put a potato in her vagina, but reports note that this incident points to a much larger issue in Colombia and South America. The International Business Times says that there is a lack of proper sex education in the region, resulting in a growing number of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.