• By the time they reach 18, the doctor will have to have paid 295 million Colombian pesos.
• Weeks ago a Kakamega man said his wife is currently pregnant despite him getting a vasectomy.
A Colombian doctor has been ordered to pay child support to his patient after a vasectomy he performed on the man proved unsuccessful.
The doctor is expected to pay the support the child until she reaches 18.
According to news.com.au The child’s parents, who already had two children, opted for a vasectomy in 2012.
Citing financial hardship due to the father suffering from severe hearing loss which allegedly made finding work difficult, the couple sought out the surgeon to perform the common procedure.
Despite being assured the procedure had been successful in 2013 the man's wife gave birth to a third child, a daughter.
The charge has been dragged through the courts for years and has finally settled as the child reaches 10 years of age.
By the time they reach 18, the doctor will have to have paid 295 million Colombian pesos (approximately $103,000).
Weeks ago a Kakamega man said his wife is currently pregnant despite him getting a vasectomy.
The 36-year-old man who underwent a voluntary vasectomy in 2022, was left stunned by the news from his wife that she is pregnant.
The man from Kakamega told Citizen TV in an interview that he agreed with his wife to do a vasectomy after having three children.
He offered to do the family planning because he felt women shoulder the burden too much.
"After three children we were okay without more children, in fact we initially wanted two, but in Covid one more came. Tulipokaa chini na make wangu tukaona ni vyema tukfanya njia ya kupanga uzazi."
As men mostly tunasema kwamba family planning ni mambo ya wanwake we tell them to go make decisions about the method they need to use."
So I went and was done for Vasectomy which is permanent in July last year and the doctor told me ningekuwa safe after 20 ejaculations or after three months. So we were safe until mwezi wa kumi."
That was in July 2022, when he also expressed a bit of fear about the decision to undergo the snip. His wife is now heavily pregnant leaving his family in shock.
He told Citizen he thought he was safe because the method offered a three-month window of safety He then noticed that his wife has not had her period in a while. "Nikamuuliza sijaona this time uki edna vile."
She told him maybe it was irregular periods because of the pregnancies. Later in December, they went to the doctor to find out if she was pregnant.
The test came out positive. "Ilikuwa stress kabisa kama familia. We talked to the doctors and they assured us that it's a normal thing and there are two possible ways."
The husband explained that perhaps one of the ways of explaining the pregnancy was that there remained some sperm not removed from the surgery, or the process failed.
The man has now been advised that he does a sperm count with his wife due to deliver in June next month.