Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, a Gambian filmmaker who has a low sperm count has welcomed his first biological child with his third wife after two failed marriages.
The prince, who is a graduate of the University of Stirling UK took to Facebook on Saturday, December 19, to share his inspiring story and encourage men in a similar situation not to lose hope.
He revealed that his fertility issue was the side effect of the intensive medication he took following the Tuberculosis ailment he suffered in the early 2000s.
A part of his post reads:
In the proverbial “third time lucky” context, my current legitimate wife, Fatimah Sankanu Gerew, and I are blessed with our first beautiful common biological daughter on Friday, 04th December 2020.
To all the men who share my fate in delayed reproduction, DO NOT LOSE HOPE. Society will stigmatize and ridicule one as impotent and so on. Remain faithful and maintain a positive state of mind. Find out the cause of reproduction delays and seek help.
My fertility issue of low sperm count was the side effect of intensive medication following my Tuberculosis ailment in the early 2000s. Thanks to continuous detoxification of my body coupled with a healthier living standard, I overcame the problem.
Our society has a primitive way of seeing low sperm count as impotence even if erectional function remains perfect.
I have done my part in breaking the taboo on male fertility in our society as a way of inspiring others not to lose self-confidence.