03 July 2008

Transman gives birth

A transman has given birth... He's been in the news since April, when his pregnancy was made public.

Thomas Beatie, despite living as a man since his 20s, kept his dreams of giving birth alive, and kept his female reproductive organs. Artificially inseminated, he did end up pregnant - and giving birth to a healthy girl.

I had concerns that the testosterone injections could jeopardize the baby's health, but since testosterone had been discontinued for a few years in anticipation of the pregnancy, no harm was done.

Wishing Thomas and his wife good luck. This was a brave act - one that makes Sarah's trip to the sperm bank tame by comparison.


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