If you’ve been thinking you can only fall pregnant from P in V sex this whole time, you’ve been living a lie. Turns out, one in 50,000 people are likely to find themselves up the duff from anal sex (which might sound rare, but it sounds pretty freakkin’ high considering our sex ed teachers told us it was physically IMPOSSIBLE).
But, before you start to freak out, anal-sex-induced-pregnancies can be attributed to a rare condition called, ‘cloacal malformation’. This condition refers to when your rectum, vagina and urethra fail to separate into three distinct tubes, meaning poop and urine all go into the same channel.
Dr Brian Steixner, a urologist at the Jersey Urology Group in Atlantic City, told Men's Health that he treated a woman with the condition when he was in med school. The woman had an operation to try and separate the different channels when she was younger, however, there was a complication with the surgery meaning a tiny hole caused her womb to be connected to her rectum.
By the time she saw Dr. Steixner, she was (understandably) confused about the whole sitch, telling doctors she’d only had anal sex. "We knew about her condition, and we had followed her for a decade," Steixner said. "After doing a whole bunch of X-rays, we determined that she got pregnant from having anal sex."
The next obvious question is, 'did she pooped the baby out??'
"I thought that would be hilarious, but ultimately, the OBGYNs couldn’t figure out a way to effectively deliver the baby through the rectum safely. So she had a C-sectio," Dr. Steixner continued.
So there you have it - even more evidence that wearing a condom is a fab idea.