A 52-year-old had to be hospitalised after he kept insisting he was pregnant with a child in Kozhikode, India.
The unemployed father of two children, who has a postgraduate degree, cited abnormal sensations in his abdomen and believed that he was carrying a child.
He refused to believe that men do not get pregnant and claimed that he could feel the baby moving inside, insisting on bed rest and skipped labour-intensive work.
According to Indian Times, his worried brother took him to a hospital after he developed nausea and curbed his food intake. The man admitted that he “conceived” after he’s had sex with men.
Kumar said delusion is a fixed abnormal belief about something.
“We never came across this sort of case before. He was an active homosexual in his adolescent years which may have contributed to his beliefs.
“But, his homosexuality did not affect his marriage.Usually , we see couvade syndrome in some dads-to-be who show certain symptoms of pregnancy (like nausea, weight gain or sleep problems) when their partners get pregnant,” he said.
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