Shocking! Man Convinced He Got Pregnant After Having Sex With Another Man
A married father of two children was taken to a psychiatrist by his family after he claimed he got pregnant following homosexual contact. The 52-year-old man, from Kozhikode in India, insisted he had been impregnated by a man he had sex six months ago.
He repeatedly complained to his relatives of stomach pains and weird movements in his belly. For several months he refused to do any labour-intensive work, demanded bed rest and at one point started rejecting food, as he allegedly had morning sickness.
When his worried family took finally took him to KMCT Educational Institution, where he said he could feel the baby moving inside. The baffled doctors performed a series of tests and expectedly found nothing extraordinary.
Dr Suresh Kumar said: “We never came across this sort of case before. He was an active homosexual in his adolescent years which may contributed to his beliefs. But, his homosexuality did not affect his marriage.
Usually, we see couvade syndrome [otherwise known as sympathetic pregnancy] in some dads-to-be who show certain symptoms of pregnancy (like nausea, weight gain or sleep problems) when their partners get pregnant.”
According to doctors, the unnamed man had the delusion that was successfully treated by risperidone, an antipsychotic medication. He is now recovering and after a series of counselling sessions stopped indulging in homosexual activities.