Skip to comments.Transgender "man" is pregnant (pic)
Posted on 03/24/2008 10:23:37 PM PDT by Callahan
To our neighbors, my wife, Nancy, and I dont appear in the least unusual. To those in the quiet Oregon community where we live, we are viewed just as we are -- a happy couple deeply in love. 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.
I am transgender, legally male, and legally married to Nancy. Unlike those in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions, Nancy and I are afforded the more than 1,100 federal rights of marriage. Sterilization is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights. Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire.
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The hormones can cause some horrid birth defects, plus testosterone is a controlled substance, so the doctor and this “woman” or whatever she is now both committed a felony.
How can she be legally a male if she hasn't had ALL of the surgery required to make her a 'male'? Seems that all of it must be done in order for her to qualify.
How can you have 'sex reassignment' without the surgery being done? That needs to change.
I guess her 'legally male' designation should now be legally challenged. And the law needs to be rewritten to prevent this kind of thing from happening. Or else this is nothing but a freak show that doctors are putting on. Shouldn't there be any ethics involved?
I think some social agency needs to step in, and take the child from her, when/if it is born. How can you subject a child to that?
I feel so sorry for the child.
Callahan, I am laughing so hard at that! But really, it’s not funny, you could be painting a realistic scenario.
Stop the World...I wanna get off.
I’m STILL confused. Who is the father of the child? The biological father? This is a woman with some male accoutrements, married to a woman, who conceived...how? IVF? There had to be a “sperm donor” somewhere along the line, who is it?
How fascinating. How sf is this? And it makes me very uncomfortable, but in a way that indicates I have a bit of dogma to hunt down and kill.
This is awesome.
This kind of item is useful as educational I suppose, but it really ought to be considered passe. Pity the planet is still so backward. Now, formal legal recognition of full, basic human rights for this person - and child - now that IS worth posting. More I think about it, sex really ought to be dropped from all legal constructions. We are ALL human. We all have the SAME rights. Matters of DNA and social roles are secondary to our intrinsic value.
It's a guy NOT a woman,and please don't call him "she" that is a really insulting thing to do. This article was incredible - I am in awe of his bravery and strength. Thank you for posting this.
It goes on and on....What a bunch of freaks.
Brings a whole new meaning to manual labor.
Gonna see a grown man cry.
Helluva beer belly.
BEND? Something appropriate about that being the name of the town.
“We are ALL human.”
Not for long at this rate.
Boy howdy, Bend - I have a college friend who has a ranch out that way. He’s gonna git a little email in the morning...heh heh...
You have a good point.
What are those men meds that have warnings for pregnant woman not to even touch.
I think one is a hair replacement and the other is a prostrate med.
Perhaps this is the end results coming out of the Nazi Germany era.
The doctors/scientist did a lot of experiments in those dark back rooms.
And it wasn’t curing dwarfism as some of their subjects were afflicted with.
I think you got it, Nazi horrors live on 60 years later.
Bend, Oregon. That doesn’t surprise me, I’m just relieved it’s not Ashland, that’s where we Southern Oregonians store our loonies.
I always wonder about the partner in all this. Who would willingly marry someone this bizarre?
Oh, and what birth canal is this baby going to exit through? Has this “thing” thought this whole action through?
I think we have a winner!
“Legally male”? I don’t recall MEN voting on expanding our ranks to NON-MEN.