n a story which, if true, says quite a lot about China’s sex education system, a couple is reported to have tried and failed for four years to conceive a child, having been going about it the wrong way the entire time.
According to a report from the Guiyang Evening Post, earlier this year, a volunteer team of doctors traveled around to various cities in Guizhou. During their stop in the city of Bijie, a young married couple came from the countryside to meet with an experienced obstetrician named Liu Hongmei, hoping that she could help them with their problem.
Liu said that the husband was 26 years old and his wife was 24, both were in good health. They told her that for the past four years they had been trying very hard to conceive a child, but with no success, a fact that was causing them considerable stress.
The wife admitted to Liu that sex was “exceptionally painful” for her, but that she endured the pain in order to conceive a child. After hearing that, Liu became concerned that the woman suffered from some gynecological disease. However, upon conducting an examination, she was instead surprised to find out that the woman was still a virgin.
Drawing on her years of experience, Liu then examined the young woman’s anus, finding that it could fit three fingers inside at one time.
Afterward, Liu gave the couple a lecture about the proper way of conceiving a child, handing them an informational sex-ed brochure before sending them on their way. Apparently, the lesson stuck as the couple notified her a few months later that the wife was pregnant, sending over a live chicken and 100 eggs as a token of their thanks.