A doctor tells the following story:
“I had an infertility patient, 31 years old, walk in pregnant one day. Married to a husband who had no sperm and who knew he was azospermic. It didn’t take much to figure that one out… But she wasn’t concerned over having an abortion. She was worried her husband would find out she had been pregnant and had gotten rid of the baby. She wanted the abortion and she didn’t want him to know… Some time ago this couple had put in for adoption, and after a long wait, had just gotten two little nonidentical twins.
Later, when this woman came back for her checkup, she told me the whole story. It turned out that the guy who had gotten her pregnant was a friend of her husband’s. He also was married. The two couples used to go away on weekends together… After the abortion, she put a halt to their relationship because she wanted to keep her own marriage intact for three more months. At the end of that time, she and her husband could legally adopt the twins. Having accomplished this, she was going to reconsider resuming her affair or getting a divorce.”
William J. Sweeney III, MD, Barbara Lang Stern Woman’s Doctor: A Year in the Life of an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (New York: Morrow & Company, 1973) 210Share on Facebook