Women can become pregnant in swimming pools “even without penetration,” says the Indonesian official
Indonesian child protection boss is ridiculed after women claim they can get pregnant in swimming pools ‘even without penetration’ when men ejaculate with ‘strong sperm’ in the water
- Sitti Hikmawatty, Commissioner for Health, made the claims during an interview
- Hikmawatty – whose surname is translated as wisdom – has been ridiculed online
- Doctors have said that it is impossible to conceive in the way she described
Women can become pregnant in swimming pools ‘even without penetration’ if men with ‘strong sperm’ ejaculate in the water, an Indonesian child protection boss has claimed.
Sitti Hikmawatty, the Commissioner for Health, Narcotic and Addictive Drugs at the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), made the extraordinary allegations in an interview with the Jakarta Tribun last week.
Mrs. Hikmawatty – whose last name translates as “wisdom” – apologized for her comments and said they were made in a “personal” way after being confronted on social media.
Doctors in Indonesia have said that it would be impossible for women to become impregnated in this way.
Sitti Hikmawatty – whose surname is translated as “wisdom” – made the comments in an interview with the Tribun Jakarta last week
“There is a particularly strong type of male sperm that can cause pregnancy in a swimming pool,” Mrs. Hikmawatty said.
“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. “
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. “