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He thougth infertility was her problem, the tests shocked him
Children are the blessing. They are given to us by God to make our lives fruitful, but what if a family is infertile? Learn why the men with the incapable semen are everywhere.
Most couples get kids during the first 2 years of their marriage. If a couple lives childless longer, it is considered to be a problem. (Unless they want to be so on purpose). Many a time men tend to blame women for not being able to bear children. However, that is not true. The story of this family confirms it:
They were friends from their childhood. Then they fell in love and married. Obigaeri and Emeka were happy… at first. Living together for 6 years they had no kids, and there were no miscarriages, either. People talked and blamed the wife, of course, as it happens in Africa.
Obiagaeri was in despair, and the love went cold in their home. A man rarely sees any value in a childless woman and does not even think to blame himself for it. She prayed and went through several medical checkups. All of them showed there was no problem with her body.
She approached her husband and asked him to do a check up, too. Here is how he responded:
“Why should you involve me in that?”
But she would not be stopped and kept on pressing him to do it. After few months of such life, he agreed. The tests showed his sperm count was ZERO! He was what they call azoospermic. But he did not take kindly to the news. He said it was a lie. They turned to another clinic for the second test. But that did not alter the results.
After a while, they used the in-vitro method to get their baby. The man had to stop blaming his wife for infertility. And this story has to be heard by many other families. In Africa, the number of infertile men with zero or little sperm count reaches up to 30 percent of the population. This is a real epidemic, but women do not have to suffer from it being blamed for the bareness!