by Temitope Onitiju
A Colombian woman has been hospitalized after a potato, which she used as a contraceptive, began to germinate and grow roots inside her.
According to Colombia Reports, the mother of the 22-year-old woman had advised her to insert a potato into her vagina, as a technique to prevent pregnancy
She said, “My mum told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her.”
However, she woud subsequently complained of severe abdominal pains, after which, she was taken to the hospital where doctors discovered the potato inside her.
The doctors successfully removed the potato from the woman’s body, stating that the insertion would not have further negative effects on her health.