In January 2023, he tested the DNA of his three children and learned that they are not his own offspring.
Only a year after having a vasectomy, a Nigerian man was devastated to learn that he is not the biological father of his three children.
On January 11, a medical professional known on Twitter as @drpenking used the site to share the tragic tale of one of his patients.
He said that after his wife gave birth to their three children by Cesarean Section (CS), the troubled man made the decision to have a vasectomy in February 2022 because he didn’t want to take a chance on the possibility of her being pregnant again.
Unfortunately, he ran a DNA test for his three kids in January 2023 and found out they weren’t his real kids.
Read the complete post from the doctor below.
“I’ve battled so much to avoid saying this but I still got to say it because the guilt is enveloping me. February 11, 2022 at 9:40am, a young man approached me here on Twitter and asked to consult me. I gave him instructions and after making payment I set up a virtual consultation.
It was nothing serious, he just wanted to inquire about how safe vasectomy is. He had completed his family size, a boy and 2 beautiful girls. I assured him that it is completely safe with no major side effects apart from mild discomfort and some bruising which can actually be well-managed.
I went ahead to encourage him that it is a sacrifice he can make for his wife to spare her the clouds of disruptions associated with female hormonal contraceptives. I felt even more pity for the woman when I learnt that all the 3 children were birthed through CS. The strong woman had already gone under the knife thrice.
It would have been perfect if the couple had made the decision to stop procreation before the third CS, then, immediately after removing the baby, the Doctor would have carried out Tubal ligation like I always do,
Thereby Killing two birds with one stone with no extra surgical risks.
Unfortunately, Their decision came way after the third pregnancy and I felt it would be inhumane to advise him to send back that poor woman back under the knife for the fourth time, for tubal ligation.
Hence, I used every drop of saliva in me to convince him to bear the brunt for his wife this last time. He listened to me!!!!
This man contacted me on Sunday 8/01/2023, without much words, he sent me the DNA Paternity Test Results of “his” 3 children.
Till today I’ve not been able to reply him. I act like I am okay but My days are disrupted and my nights are long and cold. Last night specifically I woke up more than 7 times.
All I can read on the result is.
Probability of Paternity:0%
Probability of Paternity:0%
Probability of Paternity: 0%
Dear Nigerian Women, why do you make our job so difficult? . Why????
Today 11th January, 2023, I hereby withdraw every support I threw behind Vasectomy. My Dear Nigerian Audience, please Vasectomy is not an option for you. Firstly, how sure are you that the children you are boasting of are truly yours?
I am currently writing a Paper on Sociocultural Banes Discrediting Vasectomy in Africa using Nigeria as a Case Study. I pray it is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Reproductive Medicine. The world needs to know what is happening in Nigeria and when
medical tycoons all over the world are preaching Vasectomy, they need to learn to keep Nigerian Men out of their mouth.
Or another valid suggestion is, if you ever Vasectomy, do paternity test for your children first before going under the knife. Vasectomy in itself is very safe and effective. Nigerian women are the ones changing the practice of medicine with their lifestyle. Odogwus
Why don’t you just divorce your husband and get married to the man that is impregnating you inside your matrimonial home? Why y’all so w1cked? Just imagine nursing a Post CSection woman for three different times not knowing you aren’t the father? Why?????”