VIRGIN BIRTH AMONG HUMANS: IS IT POSSIBLE?
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
The possibility of a human female giving birth to an infant without any need for sexual relations with a man is technically possible, with the use of biochemical methods. The serious ethical issues, however, should be sorted out. And – this is where we go into the domain of body horror – the truth is, some women have already had parthenogenesis happen, though in an imperfect form. When parthenogenesis happens in women, an egg in the ovary begins to develop on its own. However, the growth is disorganized, and is considered a cyst-like growth – called a dermoid cyst. In it, one can find teeth, cartilage, hair, and fat. Perhaps it is better that these parthenogenetic growths remain as that. Imagine the horror if these growths actually develop into something much worse?