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'Pregnant man' gives birth to girl
« on: July 11, 2008, 06:33:08 AM »
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20080704/t ... 2e412.html

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - - A US man who was born a woman before undergoing gender realignment surgery has given birth to a baby girl, US media reported.

Thomas Beatie, who is legally male but decided to keep his female sex organs during chest reconstruction surgery and testosterone therapy, attracted worldwide attention in April after revealing his pregnancy.

The 34-year-old gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Bend, Oregon, on June 29, People Magazine reported Thursday.

"The only thing different about me is that I can't breastfeed my baby. But a lot of mothers don't," the magazine quoted him as saying.

It said the girl is Beatie's first child, and he had given birth naturally, not by Caesarean section.

Beatie, who sports a beard, was dubbed the 'pregnant man' after appearing on Oprah Winfrey's television talkshow to discuss his pregnancy.

"I feel it's not a male or female desire to have a child. It's a human need. I'm a person and I have the right to have a biological child," he told the chat show queen.

Beatie's unusual situation first became public when he wrote an article in the leading US gay magazine The Advocate in March, entitled "Labor of Love."

"To our neighbors, my wife, Nancy, and I don't appear in the least unusual," he wrote, explaining that his wife was unable to have a child after undergoing a hysterectomy.

So he chose to become pregnant by artificial insemination, he said.

"Our situation sparks legal, political, and social unknowns," Beatie wrote, adding the couple had experienced opposition from health care professionals, friends and family.

One doctor refused to treat the couple, after consulting an ethics board.

"How does it feel to be a pregnant man? Incredible. Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am," Beatie wrote.
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Re: 'Pregnant man' gives birth to girl
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 08:30:50 AM »
I heard about this guy.
Not that weird considering he was a woman.
It would be wayyy different if he was born a man and had a baby.
Now that would be something!
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Re: 'Pregnant man' gives birth to girl
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 09:11:47 PM »
Quote from: "Eireann Go Brach"
I heard about this guy.
Not that weird considering he was a woman.
It would be wayyy different if he was born a man and had a baby.
Now that would be something!

Totally agreed, I saw the headlines in a newspaper at work "Man Gives Birth To Baby, New World Record", and then I read the article and realised the false advertising:

a.) The person is not a man, this person was born female with all the female internal re-productive organs;
b.) Giving this female an 'add-on' and removing the 'twins' doesn't make that person a M.A.N. imo.

Now...if a M.A.N. had the ability to give birth (via Cesarean of course), then that would be worthy of mentioning.
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Re: 'Pregnant man' gives birth to girl
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 09:46:34 AM »
What's the poor kid gonna think when she gets older Lol...
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Re: 'Pregnant man' gives birth to girl
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 07:00:45 PM »
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What's the poor kid gonna think when she gets older Lol...
:shock: I didn't even consider that...now that kid is gonna' have a tough time growing up :pale:
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