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Kazakhstan: Boy declared 'pregnant' by doctors

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Updated: February 16, 2013, 12:56 PM IST
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Kazakhstan: Boy declared 'pregnant' by doctors
The boy was pronounced "with child" at a hospital in Aktobe city, where he was treated for kidney problems.

Moscow: A male pregnancy is definitely a medical sensation grabbing headlines worldwide. A 15-year-old Kazakh boy was recently declared pregnant, given a handful of erroneous medical prescriptions and a bill for 50,000 tenge ($330).

Baizhan Aldashev was never really pregnant. But the boy was pronounced "with child" at a hospital in Aktobe city, where he was treated for kidney problems.

The teenager was discharged with a medical prescription that listed pregnancy among his health issues. The prescription was a mistake by an overworked doctor, not a medical discovery of the millennium, the hospital's director explained.

But the confused teenager still took the prescribed medication for a while, which, his family claimed, gave him a severe allergy while doing nothing to alleviate kidney problems. The Aldashevs sued the hospital for 10 million tenge ($66,000), but the court slashed the sum upon reviewing the case.

"We will appeal, most likely. Fifty thousand - that's ridiculous, you know," a family representative said.

First Published: February 16, 2013, 12:56 PM IST
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