The Pregnant Husband: Transgender Man Expecting a Baby

To his neighbors, Thomas Beatie and his wife Nancy are just another young happy couple living in a quiet Oregon neighborhood. But Thomas is no ordinary man: he is transgender and now ... he is pregnant!

Ten years ago, when Nancy and I became a couple, the idea of us
having a child was more dream than plan. I always wanted to have children. However, due to severe endometriosis 20 years ago, Nancy had to undergo a hysterectomy and is unable to carry a child. But after the success of our custom screen-printing business and a move from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest two years ago, the timing finally seemed right. I stopped taking my bimonthly testosterone injections. It had been roughly eight years since I had my last menstrual cycle, so this wasn’t a decision that I took lightly. My body regulated itself after about four months, and I didn’t have to take any exogenous estrogen, progesterone, or fertility drugs to aid my pregnancy.

Naturally, some people are shocked:

Our situation sparks legal, political, and social unknowns. We have only begun experiencing opposition from people who are upset by our situation. Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs. Health care professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognize Nancy as my wife. Receptionists have laughed at us. Friends and family have been unsupportive; most of Nancy’s family doesn’t even know I’m transgender.

Link - via Boing Boing


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it just looks funky cos looks like a pregant man!!

but for real this is really a woman so its not that impressive... all that it proves is that whatever freak pills she has been taking to become so manly have not devastated her reproductive system!...
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This is an awkward situation. Mainly due to the fact that it had to go public. This person is legally male, and you wouldn't have been able to tell if he hadn't decided to have a child.

To me, being transgendered means living as the opposite gender and passing as that gender in public. I am sure this man must get odd looks now that he decided to go through with this.

He had the sex change surgery in the first place in order to function as a male, and yet he births a child? Wow...ok. I am all for being who you truly are inside, but not being a freak.
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How can he be legally a man if he has no penis? Does he have a penis and a vagina? I guess that's possible. Wow, what a freak! Men and women get married and woman have babies. That's the way it should be. Not this freaky same sex marriage and men having babies. I think I am watching a science fiction movie!
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Story is ridiculous.....what man is born with overies? If there are overies then (he) is a she period....I don't care how many hormones or what if there are overies then its a woman who is pregnant....can't be call a he or husband....so funny
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