Pakistan (AFP) 02/09/2022 23:18
Pregnant with the fourth girl, a Pakistani “healer” implants a nail in a woman’s head to give birth to a boy
- X-rays reveal that the screw penetrated the skull five centimeters, but did not reach the brain
- Several schools of jurisprudence do not support these “healing” methods inspired by Sufi rituals.
A pregnant woman resorted to a hospital in Pakistan because of a nail in her head that was implanted by a “therapist” who assured her that this method would guarantee her the birth of a male child, according to medical sources reported Wednesday.
The doctor, Haider Khan, who treated the woman in the hospital, explained that she went to the hospital located in the northwestern city of Peshawar PakistanAfter she tried to remove the nail herself, he indicated that “she was fully conscious, but she was suffering a lot” and an X-ray showed that the nail penetrated the skull five centimeters, but did not reach the brain, and the woman said that she is a mother of three daughters and she is pregnant with a fourth.
There are many traditional healers in Pakistan, where Muslims constitute the vast majority of the population, but many schools of jurisprudence do not support these “healing” methods inspired by Sufi rituals.
Having a boy is often seen as a good omen in South Asia, as it is believed that he is better able than a girl to help his parents secure an income.