Thursday, May 31, 2007

Now That's What I Call Thinking Outside the Box

Did you know that one in every 4,000 to 5,000 girls is born without a vagina? Well, via Slate we learn that this is true, and also that there is new hope for women born without all the necessary equipment.

An Italian doctor has just developed a new method of growing vaginas in the lab, from stem cells, and then transplanting them onto humans. This will allow girls born without vaginas to avoid the often painful skin-grafting process that has been used to create missing genitalia
in the past .

I keep trying to think of a wisecrack, but I'm stumped. The only thing I keep pondering is how funny it would be to run across those petri dishes without warning...

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