[QUOTE]umm...it was the case in Birthright(season six) The girls lost their own immune system at puberty.Originally Posted by Uncle Dick
In season one's Bloodlines, Teal'c thought he could save his son from implantation, only to discover that the youth was dying. Teal'c may have convinced himself that implantation or death was a lie concocted by the Goa'uld. (He'd already proved that the Goa'uld were liars in that flashback in Threshold.)
Have you seen season six' Birthright?It seems that Jaffa only lose immune functions AFTER the larval Gou'ald has been implanted.
<nods> It's never been said on the show, thus far, but here's how I see it:What is not clear, at least to my reckoning, is whether or not Jaffa are actually born with the pouch.
Among humans only the female can bear young, but female humans are not born with a womb. The numerous components needed to concieve and bear children grows in over time, some parts(the placenta, for example) don't appear until after an egg has been fertilized.
Just as child-bearing organs are not artificially implanted into females at puberty so that they can thereafter produce children, so too, the Priest does not(IMO) implant the pouch into the Jaffa at puberty so that s/he can thereafter incubate larvae.