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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3628860.ece

A married man who used to be a woman says that he is pregnant and will give birth to a baby girl in July.

“How does it feel to be a pregnant man? Incredible,” wrote Thomas Beatie, 34, from the Pacific North West of the United States, in the latest issue of the gay magazine The Advocate.

“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.”

Mr Beatie was born female, named Tracy Lagondino, but had gender reassignment surgery and is now legally male and married to a woman.

He decided to carry a baby for his wife, Nancy, because she had a hysterectomy years ago. He was able to get pregnant because he kept his female organs when he switched genders.

“Sterilisation is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights,” he writes. “Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire but a human desire.” The couple, who have been together for ten years, run a custom screenprinting business in Bend, Oregon, where neighbours do not know that Mr Beatie was once a woman.

“Our desire to work hard, buy our first home and start a family was nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until we decided that I would carry our child,” he wrote.

Before becoming pregnant, Mr Beatie stopped the testosterone injections he was receiving as part of his gender reassignment. “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 oestrogen, progesterone or fertility drugs to aid my pregnancy,” he wrote.

The couple bought donor vials from a cryogenic sperm bank and, facing resistance and prejudice from doctors, resorted to home insemination. “Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs. Healthcare professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognise 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,” he said.

Mr Beatie’s first successful insemination ended in a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy with triplets that required surgery, resulting in the loss of all his embryos and his right Fallopian tube. “When my brother found out about my loss, he said, ‘It’s a good thing that happened. Who knows what kind of monster it would have been?’,” he wrote.

The second pregnancy resulted in a baby girl who is due to be born on July 3. “I will be my daughter’s father, and Nancy will be her mother. We will be a family,” he wrote.

Mr Beatie would not be the first transgender man to give birth, according to Lisa Masterson, an obstetrician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

“A transgender man can be pregnant because he has the same organs as a woman,” Dr Masterson said on the ABC Good Morning America show.

Dr Masterson said, however, that transgendered men face special health risks resulting from their sex change. “It’s really important that he doesn’t take any testosterone early on in the pregnancy and later on,” she said. “That can cause male-type characteristics in the female baby.”

Some of the Beaties’ neighbours in Bend voiced scepticism about the pregnancy claim. One resident, Josh Love, told ABC: “I couldn’t say that he looks pregnant. I can stick my stomach out and almost make it look like that. I think it’s kind of bizarre. I don’t know if I believe it or not.”

The Advocate said it had confirmed the story with Mr Beatie’s doctor.
 

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Whether this story is true or not...I can't imagine any woman becoming a man and then deciding to be a .......mother!?! :shrug:

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I decided not to post it :yeah:
ah, that "Whether this story is true or not.." made me think you werent totally convinced :eek:
 

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ah, that "Whether this story is true or not.." made me think you werent totally convinced :eek:
remember there was once a filipino saying he was pregnant :rolls:

I dunno if he's capable of getting pregnant but it's not quite believable that a transgender man, someone that decided to go through such a transformation then decides to have/carry a child himself ¿?
It's beyond my comprehension...it's not logical for me :shrug:
 

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remember there was once a filipino saying he was pregnant :rolls:

I dunno if he's capable of getting pregnant but it's not quite believable that a transgender man, someone that decided to go through such a transformation then decides to have/carry a child himself ¿?
It's beyond my comprehension...it's not logical for me :shrug:
her/his :)tape:) partner can't have babies;)
 

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I thought this was about my wife Ray! :devil:
 

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her/his :)tape:) partner can't have babies;)
I know...but that's not the point...if she's a man now...HE as a man wouldn't even consider in becoming a mother...cause it's not his nature...:shrug:
From what I know trangender people do not assume their born gender as their sexual identity...a man cannot carry a pregnancy..that's not the way it is..:shrug: And I'm saying without any type of prejudice...I mean...I hope he can have his baby and live happily for ever...but I think this is a made up story
 

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I saw it on "Univision" today at 9am, with pics.

what the hell, his woman/men can do whatwever she/he wants with her/his life.

but some opinion of this thread are right. If she wants to be he why a b-b?
well this word is sooo crazy
 

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This story sort of reminds me of one we had in Argentina where both man a woman were (supposedly) trasgender and they wanted to marry cause they said they fell in love with each other....:rolls:
It was of course a story designed to make them earn easy money from the press and stuff :lol:
 

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I feel bad for the kid, I mean it's dad is it's mom you can't say that won't mess with it's head :silly:
 
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