Man is five months pregnant

According to an article in an LA magazine, The Advocate, a transgender man is five months pregnant with a baby girl. While the story may seem unbelievable there is a logical explanation. Oregon resident Thomas Beatie was born a woman but kept his female reproductive organs after he had chest reduction and testosterone therapy.

In the eyes of the law Beatie is a man and has been married for over ten years. The couple wanted to have a baby but Beatie's wife had had a hysterectomy so the couple started to think about the possibility of Mr Beatie carrying a child.

Beatie stopped taking testosterone injections and his body regulated itself in a few months. "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. 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."

Beatie says that this is his second pregnancy after the first resulted in a health problems and a miscarriage. "It was a life-threatening event that required surgical intervention, resulting in the loss of all embryos and my right fallopian tube," he said.

The idea of a pregnant man caused the couple a lot of problem according to Beatie. He and his wife feel that they have been discriminated against by doctors and health care professionals because he is transgender.

"Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs, health care professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognize Nancy as my wife."

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