08/27/2012 10:34 am ET Updated Oct 27, 2012

7 Of The Craziest Myths About Female Biology Of All Time

From the Wandering Uterus to the Toothed Vagina, myths and misapprehensions about the female body have plagued us through the ages.

Recently we've heard some world-class craziness on the subject of that wondrous creation, the female body. The GOP has long frowned upon sex education, and for good reason. A rudimentary understanding of biology would render nonsensical many of its cherished ideas about women's anatomical functions. Congressman Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin of Missouri follows in the venerable footsteps of those throughout history whose deep-seated fear and suspicion of women has led to the circulation of absurd myths that would be amusing were they not so often deadly.

That Republicans manage to hold onto biological fantasies in the face of modern scientific methods and tools is truly a triumph of ignorance over truth.

Here's a list of some of the most whacked-out ideas that fevered minds have conjured about women's bodies througout the ages.

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