Friday, November 14, 2008

WTF??? 49

"Pregnant man" pregnant again
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thomas Beatie, who was born a woman but lives as a man in Oregon after surgery and hormone treatment, is expecting a second child, Beatie has told Barbara Walters in an interview set to air on television on Friday.
Beatie, 34, who is legally a man but kept female reproductive organs when he had a sex-change operation 10 years ago, is in his first trimester of pregnancy, he told celebrity interviewer Walters for the ABC news program "20/20" that will air on November 14. Walters highlighted the interview on her daytime chat show, "The View," on Thursday.
With his thin beard, Beatie made headlines around the world and was dubbed the "pregnant man" before giving birth to a baby girl on June 29. He told Walters that after giving birth he did not go back on the male hormone testosterone that he took after his sex change, because he wanted to have another baby.
"I feel good," Beatie told Walters. "I had my checkups with my hormone level, as far as the hCG. And everything is right on track."
Beatie was referring to human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone which is produced in women during pregnancy.
He said that the new baby is due on June 12.
Beatie's wife, Nancy, 46, whom he married five years ago, was unable to conceive because of a prior hysterectomy. He has said that is why he had a baby himself, through artificial insemination using donor sperm and Beatie's own egg.
The couple live in Bend, Oregon, and have lead a quiet life since the birth of their baby girl, Susan.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Dan Whitcomb)
Um... wow
Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose to become a man if you are just going to start churning out kids?
We have a local insurance agent who was a gay man, then had a sex change, then ''she'' realized ''she'' was actually into women so ''she'' became a lesbian-- bet ''she'' misses her willy now (and considering ''she'' looks like Janet Reno on a bad day, I'm betting ''her'' options aren't all that good).
UPDATE: I was looking at the pictures I compiled for this piece and something occurred to me-- a general rule of thumb with nudity is that you can show a woman's bare breast on TV or in newspapers and such as long as the nipple is covered... but now that "he" no longer has breasts, the nipples aren't an issue. Granted, that is the least odd part of all this, but it still strikes me as peculiar.


Booksteve said...

I had a complaint from a customer about his naked nips on the cover of his book at my store.

Lisa_mynx said...

yeah, but that was probably someone who would complain about anything-- some people are just like that...