Chicken-ing Out on Birth Control?

One of my favorite sites, i09, posted that “Chickens Have The Weirdest Birth Control Method Ever” and naturally, that had my attention more than the latest episode of Dr Who (don’t worry: no spoilers!). Apparently, not only are chickens considered to be the most promiscuous animal, but they are selective about who they want to reproduce with. Apparently chickens aren’t big fans of birth control pills, so they figured out a method on their own. I think that this may be one of the first forms of a completely female controlled withdrawal method (don’t try this at home) as once the hen has sperm in her, she can eject it out of her body fairly effectively. Who says those kegel exercises are just for increasing pleasure and helping with urine control?

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About Holly Moyseenko

Holly Moyseenko is a sex educator living in Ohio. She is an advocate of positive and healthy sexuality. Holly currently works for a non-profit health organization as a health educator, and also teaches workshops that focus on many topics within the realm of healthy sexuality. In her spare time, she also is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, gardens, reads anything within reach, drinks copious amounts of tea, and naps with her two dogs.