The fact that his wife became pregnant after having a vasectomy has left a Kenyan man perplexed.
In a TV interview, 36-year-old Medgclay Salano said they agreed he should get a vasectomy after trying unsuccessfully to prevent a third pregnancy. He said the treatment was carried out in July 2022 at a hospital in Navakholo. He claimed that the operation was funded by a non-governmental organization.
“We thought about other family planning methods and in most cases, when you think of that, you always think about women. My wife has been using contraceptives since she was 21 years when we got married. I felt it was a burden to her. So we said what can we do to have a long-term solution, she proposed a vasectomy and we agree on that. I was very free with it, and I felt it was my responsibility as a man.
“Doctors did a permanent and irreversible process. The vasectomy was done on July 12, 2022, at the time, doctors assured me that I would be safe after 20 ejaculations which is about three months.”
Months later, his wife missed her period. The two, however, ignored and assumed that it was just a case of irregular periods.
His wife, Beryl, was indeed expecting when the two went to the hospital in December for a pregnancy test. They decided to keep the June-born child.
According to the man, physicians told him that his wife might have conceived once again if there were still sperm in the ducts or if the treatment had failed. He also revealed that the surgeon had instructed him to count the sperm to determine what had transpired.
Beryl acknowledged that she was still in denial after the pregnancy’s confirmation. She asserted, however, that despite the recent mishap, there had never been a trust issue in her marriage and that they both trusted one another.
“We trust each other and we are believers so there have never had issues of fearing the other party might be up to something bad.”