Insight into Sperm-less Conception of Virgin Mary from Reproductive Biology Perspective

Celik Ö., Aydın S., Celik S., Celik N., Tımur T., Şahin İ., ...More

Journal of Gynecology Reproductive Medicine, vol.3, no.2, pp.1-6, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Journal of Gynecology Reproductive Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


How the Virgin Mary, a symbol of chastity and a lofty figure, conceived Jesus Christ has been a mystery since the beginning of the Christian era and will remain so. Just as we do not have a biological tissue sample belonging to Jesus Christ to subject to tests, we do not have any biological material which might identify the Virgin Mary as a mosaic, chimera or hermaphrodite. Although current scientific knowledge offers us the possibility that this pregnancy was an example of parthenogenesis (activation of an unfertilized female gamete to form a new individual animal or plant), the presence of the Y chromosome in Jesus complicates the matter. Thus, the present review aims to present data which to explain scientific alternatives as to how the Virgin Mary might have conceived Jesus Christ. We believe that the answer to this scientific problem may be of benefit in the treatment of infertile patients wishing to become pregnant.