She would go on to become the world's first Buddhist nun and founder of the Bhikkhuni Sangha, the Buddhist Monastic Order of women.
And he went there to teach for her benefit, just as he had led his father to profound realization and liberation. Her birth in the human world was later explained as an act of will to facilitate the Bodhisat's birth. She was a "virgin," a terribly misunderstood word. She had sex; she got pregnant by virtue of having sex, but she was a "virgin" in this one sense: for seven generations back there was no trace of sexual misconduct (kamesu micchacara).
In that sense was she "sexually pure." She was undefiled, untainted, "chaste," and wholesome. Even Christianity does not mean what we mean by "virgin," and St. Issa's story is largely borrowed and informed by what happened to the Bodhisat.