The woman suspecting impotency, left him and went to live with her parents.
An Indian husband in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal was made to undergo a medical test to prove to his wife that he wasn’t suffering from impotence.
The couple got married on June 29, 2020, and ever since the man has maintained a social distance from his wife.
The woman suspecting impotency left him and went to live with her parents.
The wife approached the authorities seeking subsistence amount from her husband on December 2, 2020.
The wife alleged that he wasn’t getting interested in physical relations due to impotency.
She complained to authorities that her husband used to maintain physical distance, even while talking to her.
The woman also accused her in-laws of harassing her, before she left.
She moved to her parent’s home as she could not resolve the matter by talking to her husband.
The woman revealed:
“I had a long life to lead ahead, so I had approached the authority for seeking maintenance allowance.”
The man revealed to authorities that he was just trying to maintain a social distance because of his fear of Covid-19.
After learning about the sensitive matter, counsellors had advised a medical test of the husband and later also counselled the woman and her parents.
The man underwent a potency test and convinced his wife to come back after seeking a positive certificate on December 4, 2020.
Counsellors in charge of the case declared that the man was excessively apprehensive of Covid-19.
He feared his wife’s strong immunity was stopping her from exhibiting symptoms.
He told counsellors his wife’s family had tested positive for the virus after the marriage.
Currently, there are 22,000 live Covid-19 cases in the state of Madhya Pradesh, where the couple in question resides.
There have been over 3,000 deaths overall, with cases rising steadily especially during India’s second wave of Covid-19.
The Indian government has imposed strict social distancing rules of 1m in public places, and between members of different households.
When it comes to potency, a study in 2020 by Pfizer Upjohn revealed that India is “the impotence capital of the world.”
A major reason for this was that India is a country where conversations about Erectile Dysfunction (ED), where a man finds it hard to maintain an erection, are still not taking place and seen as taboo.
Interestingly, the survey found that Indian women are slowly becoming more vocal about the issues which matter to them sexually. 78% of women stated they were aware of impotence and ED. 82% said that they would encourage their partners to get help from a doctor rather than relying on home remedies or just talking to friends.
In a similar scenario to this case, 28% of women revealed in the study that they would consider separation from their partner if he did not seek help for his ED condition.