Woman Uses Potato as Contraception. Then Something Totally Gross Happened

After reading this story, the only advice I need you all to take away is to avoid ever EVER using a potato as a method of contraception. That is exactly what a woman from Columbia did after taking some “advice” from her mother. She had asked her mom how she can best prevent herself from getting pregnant and for some bizarre reason her mother had advised her to shove a potato up there.


Soon after following her mothers advice, the woman started to suffer from pains in her abdomen. She eventually went to hospital where a nurse managed to find the source of the pain. The potato had sprouted shoots inside the woman and the sprouts were growing each day. Her insides were actually the ideal environment for this growth.

Thankfully the nurses at the hospital were able to remove the potato, shoots and all without surgery. The woman should be fine but I am assuming she will not be going back to her mom for this kind of advice anymore.

For all those of you wondering what she should have done to prevent getting pregnant, condoms and the pill are probably a better way to go 😉

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'