Indonesian official who warned women that she could conceive by swimming in a pool where men had ejaculations after embarrassing her authorities
- Sitti Hikmawatty claimed that women can become pregnant without penetration
- Children’s commissioner gave examples of men who ejaculate in swimming pools
- The special type of ‘strong sperm’ can make women pregnant in the same bath
- She is now faced with punishment after spot online and reprimanded by doctors
An Indonesian official who claimed that women could conceive by swimming in a pool where men had ejaculated is now faced with government sanctions.
Sitti Hikmawatty, member of the child protection committee, made the comments during an interview with a major newspaper about teenage pregnancies.
A threefold panel has now been established to decide whether it should be punished after its comments have embarrassed the government.
“This should be a lesson for all officials to be extra careful when making public statements,” said the newly formed committee chairperson Susanto, who bears one name.
Sitti Hikmawatty, an Indonesian child protection commissioner, is punished for claiming that women can get pregnant if they swim in a pool where a man has ejaculated
Hikmawatty – whose name translates as “wisdom” – had told the Jakarta Tribune that women could get pregnant “even without penetration” last week.
“There is a certain type of sperm that is very strong,” she told the newspaper.
“Even without penetration, men can get sexually excited (by women in the pool) and ejaculate, causing them to have a pregnancy.
‘If women are in a phase where they are sexually active, such a pregnancy can occur. Nobody knows for sure how men react to the sight of women in a swimming pool. “
Her claims were quickly rubbed in by doctors who said sperm would soon die in chlorinated water, while she was also mocked on social media.
The Indonesian Doctors Association told the Jakarta Post that women cannot be impregnated in swimming pools.
Responding to her claims, the Indonesian blogger doctor named Blog Doctor said, “Again, I remind you that if you don’t understand health issues, it’s better to be quiet. Instead of your comments causing anxiety and panic.
“I will emphasize here that swimming with the opposite sex will not cause pregnancy. Not all men who ejaculate and swim sperm cannot live in chlorinated pool water, let alone swim in the vagina. “
The headquarters of the Indonesian Child Protection Office (KPAI) shown in the capital Jakarta
She has had to deal with social media ridicule. Photos have been uploaded of her shaking hands with a senior commissioner with the reflection of swimming pool water stuck over the top.
A Twitter user wrote: “If there is a flood. Ordinary people: save ourselves and other valuables. Sitti Wisdom: separate men and women so that no one gets pregnant. “
There is also a comic book posted online that shows a woman getting pregnant after she enters flood waters with a man.
The chairman of the KPAI, Susanto, has issued a statement stating that her claims do not represent the opinion of the organization.
“We hereby declare that the understanding and attitude of KPAI are not reflected in the online news story.”
Mrs. Hikmawatty apologized on Sunday. “I apologize to the publi for giving an incorrect explanation,” she said. “It was a personal statement and not from KPAI. I hereby revoke the statement. I beg all parties not to spread it or even to make it available. “