Lady inserts metal spring into vagina thinking it'll work as birth control

funny shit 13/09/2019

A woman in South China's Guangdong province put a metal spring up her vag thinking it would work as an IUD (intrauterine device) to stop her getting pregnant - she obviously thought wrong. 

She left the spring inside her body for six months, with it only being discovered when the mum-of-three arrived at the hospital heavily pregnant, asking for an abortion. 

Gynaecologist Fu Junhong said the 31-year-old went to Minzhong Hospital when she was five months pregnant – well into her second trimester – to request a termination.

When the doctors went to check on the health of the baby, they discovered the spring, measuring 5 centimetres across. 

"She was five months pregnant and came to our hospital for an abortion procedure. During our checks, we found rings lodged between her vagina and cervix – it was a spring which had already been enveloped by her vaginal tissue," said doctor Junhong after treating the woman at the end of July.

The spring had to be removed via emergency surgery, with surgeons using a pair of pliers to cut the spring apart because they couldn't remove the whole thing in one go. 

"She thought inserting a spring into her body would prevent further pregnancies. She found it on the floor of her workshop. She picked it up, gave it a wash and then inserted it. It is unclear what she does for a living," said Doctor Junhong.

"She did by herself about half a year ago. It was greatly unscientific, and very unhygienic." That's putting it pretty likely we reckon. 

The woman thankfully didn't suffer any tissue damage or infections, and was discharged from hospital shortly after her 40-minute operation. Pretty bloody lucky. It's unknown whether she went through with the abortion.

The sex education programme is extremely lacking in China though, so the woman can't be entirely blamed for the less-than-clever move. Let's just hope she doesn't do it again.