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August 19, 2012 8:22 PM Subscribe
Regarding legitimate rape (ignoring the peculiarity of this phrase) is there actually a mechanism or mechanisms in human females that prevents pregnancies following a rape?
posted by Patbon to Science & Nature (40 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know of some examples in the animal kingdom but they were more anti-pregnancy from certain mates than "anti rape." I can't come up with a plausible situation for how this trait would evolve (many for why it wouldn't), but maybe someone could enlighten me. Or maybe this guy is full of shit.