Skip to comments.THIS IS NO BELLY GAFFE (PREGNANT POP AIMS TO DELIVER)
Posted on 03/29/2008 11:00:11 AM PDT by presidio9
A pregnant Oregon man who sports a beard with his baby bump insists he is "perfectly capable" of giving birth despite years of hormone treatments to make him a male.
"I'm a person and I have the right to have my own biological child," Thomas Beatie, 34, told Oprah Winfrey for a show airing next Thursday.
Beatie made worldwide headlines after announcing his extraordinary pregnancy in The Advocate magazine - and posing topless to show off his bulging belly, pancake bosom and mounds of armpit hair.
"Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor a female desire, but a human desire," he wrote in the April 8 issue of the magazine, geared toward gays, lesbians and transgender people.
Beatie legally became a man after undergoing a sex-change operation, but he kept his female reproductive organs.
In order to conceive, he said, he stopped taking his twice-weekly testosterone injections and started getting his period after an eight-year hiatus.
He used a sperm donor to get pregnant and did not require fertility treatments.
The macho mama, who is due this summer, said he decided to carry the baby because his wife, Nancy Richards, couldn't conceive.
"Who hires a surrogate if they are perfectly capable of carrying their own child?" he said in an interview for next week's People magazine, portions of which were released yesterday.
Beatie acknowledges he and his wife are in uncharted territory and that much of the reaction has been negative.
"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," he wrote.
When he suffered an ectopic pregnancy in his initial attempt at conception, his brother told him it was probably
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This has got to be a hoax.
Yep. Pretty sick
There’s pictures of it on google.
SHE'S NOT A MAN - MEN DON'T GET PREGNANT! Duh!
If you read the article, you’ll see it’s no hoax. The “guy” is really a woman biologically - he was born a female but took hormones to become a MALE. Since a female-to-male sex change doesn’t necessarily require the removal of the uterus (in the way a female-to-male change would require the removal of the penis and surgical creation of a vagina, all this “guy” had to do was find someone to donate the sperm.
These people really are confused. They want it all.
Bingo. And as an aside, when did the term "bump" come into play to describe pregnant women's bellies? About two weeks ago, I spotted the same annoying term on the cover of almost every single tabloid and celebrity rag at the checkout counter. It's like a craze.
Its really a girl who thinks she’s a boy.
Considering the ‘man’ still has a womb, ‘he’ is still a womb-man.
So will it come out his glued on penis?
I know. It’s another way our “media” puts out false information. The article should say “Woman who underwent Sex Change to Become Man Is Pregnant” (Whoop-De-Doo).
No big deal - the internal anatomy is all there - What a bunch of losers these people are and this is what the universities are teaching is now “normal.”
Out in the back, and then shoot.
You owe me a keyboard!
I am so glad you wrote that. The term “baby bump” is right up there with “baby mama” and “my bad.” The continual dumbing down of America continues....
Hmm. Maybe the problem isn't with all of us. Maybe the problem is that what you're doing is just wrong.
Maybe, regardless of how many of you militants and attention-whores pervert the easily perverted, the rest of us just ain't going to buy off on it.