Oregon Transgender Man Is Five Months Pregnant

jueves, 27 de marzo de 2008 |

Thomas Beatie, a woman who changed her sex and now calls herself a man, is five months pregnant with a baby girl.

The Oregon resident said in an article of "The Advocate", a national magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers, that he went through a sex change but reconstructed only his chest and had testosterone therapy. He kept his female reproductive organs and became pregnant through artificial insemination.

Thomas and his wife Nancy decided to have a baby, but when the latter went through a hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis 20 years ago, they came up with the idea that Thomas should carry their child.

"I stopped taking my bimonthly testosterone injections. It had been roughly eight years since I had my last menstrual cycle, so this wasn’t a decision that I took lightly," Beatie said in the article.

"My body regulated itself after about four months, and I didn’t have to take any exogenous estrogen, progesterone, or fertility drugs to aid my pregnancy," he added.

Beatie labeled as "incredible" the experience of carrying the pregnancy for his wife. And it’s not a first for him. Beatie is now at his second pregnancy after he went through an ectopic pregnancy with triplets.

He described his first pregnancy as a “life-threatening event” because it required surgical intervention. Beatie lost all his embryos and his right fallopian tube in the intervention.

He acknowledged the fact that he and his wife are facing the anger of some people who feel offended by their decision. Among those feeling offended by this were doctors, health care professionals, receptionalists, friends and family.

Asked about his identity regarding the fact that his stomach is now growing, Beatie said that he "constantly" remained a man.

"I am so lucky to have such a loving, supportive wife. I will be my daughter’s father, and Nancy will be her mother. We will be a family," he said.

Via efluxmedia.com

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