A rising number of young women in the UK are choosing to have children through IVF, despite the fact they’ve never had sex.
According to doctors 25 young women in the UK have opted for IVF in the past five years, all of which were in their twenties and heterosexual, the Mail on Sunday reports.
Some felt they were ready for parenthood but didn’t want to wait around for the right partner, and others were scared of sex due to psychosexual complications.
Some religious groups say a child should be brought up in a traditional family structure, but a doctor has said that a lot of the women who have undergone ‘virgin births’ are more financially and emotionally stable than others who have been left to bring up a child after a relationship has broken down, the Independent reports.
A 2013 survey claimed one in every 200 women in the US reported they had become pregnant without having sex. Of these 31% said they had signed a chastity agreement, and about 28% of those girl’s parents said they rarely spoke to them about sex or contraception.