Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pregnant Man



Photo Courtesy: yangtse.com

Thomas Beatie. Everybody knows him as 'the pregnant man' of the world. Recently he and his wife and five-month baby spoke to media together for the first time. Beatie stated that they are expecting their second child in June and the sperm came from the same donor. "I lived my life as a woman at that point. Legally, I was female. But inside I still felt male. So the way other people perceived us, they saw us as a lesbian couple," the 34-year-old man explained. However, he acknowledged that they have legal problems with their first baby's birth certificate. He also describes his first delivery as life-changing experience. It may be recalled that the couple met 18 years ago and married after living nearly 12 years later. Beatie kept his female reproductive organs despite the fact that he underwent a surgery. Miracle of science !

21 comments:

Nikki said...

Hmmm....I am not sure if I can say cute but the baby is.

Kadri said...

This guy really irks me, if he was a man trapped in a womans body and desperate enough to try to change herself into a man then why do the most female thing there is to do? To me it looks like "I want to be a man because it amuses me and now I can make money on it by giving birth".

Plamena Markova said...

wow, that was confusing - so after all the "mommy" is a woman... otherwise i would be really shocked!

yes, the baby's cute of course

Amrita said...

that's a miracle made possible by science...
but for the entire eulogy one must watch some of the features made on the story by india tv and ibn7.....

Indrani said...

I hope they prepare the child well to face weird questions in future.

last unicorn said...

life can be very strange... but who are we to judge?

J. Luque said...

sera una situación difícil para el niño cuando sea mayor!!! Muy difícil!!!

fatoori said...

i agree with kadri..her question is quite pertinent!!

The Seeker said...

Hmmm!! It's upto an individual.. to be a man or a woman, as someone pointed out! who are we to judge??

Martin Miller-Yianni said...

This is not a miracle of science, to me it is just totally inhuman. What the hell it the point of this?

Sorry, but that's just how I feel. There are some real wierdos out there, many of them are scientists.

That poor kid, who will be tagged a freak from the day of birth.

Bibi said...

The baby was a life-changing experience? I would think the sex change was. But "he" is still a woman who had a baby.

kalina said...

Those people are just cruel. How do you explain that to a child:
You came out of your daddy's belly, your mom is not your real mom, your dad is your mom and your real dad we don't know!?!?! Your dad-mom is a man-woman, ex lesbian and current freak!?!?! ...
Every person on this planet has the right to want children but this whole situation is just outrageous...

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JM said...

This is a very controvertial subject, but amazing anyhow! As long as he/she is happy, I don't care about the rest.

babooshka said...

Indeed as human observing goes this has to be an incredible story.

MAHI said...

gosh!!!!
i could ahve said dat it needs guts...but i'd have said it more frankly when they'd have been a lesbian couple only!!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

I can't stress enoght about how morally bad this is.

lynn said...

I never know why they say 'pregnant man' actually because obviously that's not correct. Surely 'pregnant woman turned man' would be? I don't know... I'm confused...

Squirrel said...

Whatever makes you happy and brings joy. the male / female stuff is certainly none of my business/ not hurting anyone/ , so I figure he should go for it... I'm sure that baby will grow up just fine... and open to much more than we adults are now. I'm sure the kid will laugh off any moronic questions, after all, the child will know the love and the true nature of parents who wanted children. Sad about the legal issues for the man though. People are so nitpicky about labels, are you this, that, what color, what?

magiceye said...

Thank you so much for your concern and good wishes.

tantra flower said...

Every wanted and loved child is blessed. I wish nothing but the best for Thomas and his family.