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<a href="http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080326/pregnant_man_080326/20080326?hub=Health" target="_blank">http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...326?hub=Health</a><br><br><b><span style="color:#003094;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Transgendered man claims he's pregnant with a girl</span></span></span></b><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Updated Wed. Mar. 26 2008 10:01 AM ET</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><i><span style="font-size:medium;">CTV.ca News Staff</span></i></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">An American man who used to be a woman says he's more than five-months pregnant with a girl.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Thomas Beatie, a transgendered man who lives in Oregon, tells his story in a first-person account published in <i><span style="font-family:Verdana;">The Advocate</span></i> -- a magazine for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">In the story, Beatie reveals that he is legally male and married to a woman named Nancy.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">"Sterilization is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights," he says in the article.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Beatie said he stopped taking his testosterone injections to get pregnant. He claims to have already gone through an ectopic pregnancy.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Beatie said it was a "life-threatening event" that resulted in the loss of all the embryos (he had triplets) and his right fallopian tube.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">Now, his second time getting pregnant, Beatie says the pregnancy is free of complications.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">"How does it feel to be a pregnant man? Incredible," he says in the article.</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">"Despite the fact that my belly is growing with a new life inside me, I am stable and confident being the man that I am."</span></span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:medium;">The estimated due date is July 3, 2008.</span></span></span><br>
 

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So for all you women who say <i>"you men should have to go through this."</i><br><br><br>
How ya like <b>them</b> apples?...
 

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Doing the whole goldfish thing here.<br><br>
Opens mouth to say something, closes mouth cause can't think of what to say, opens mouth to say something, closes mouth cause.....
 

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Yeah, I was just going to say similarly, with a functional womb, I'm pretty certain she's a woman now.<br><br>
Sometimes you have to put your past in your behind and move on.
 

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This person strikes me as someone who doesn't quite get the concept of being transgendered. Or maybe I'm not getting the concept. <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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I think that gender is either/or (although yes, this guy challenges that).<br><br><b>fe·male</b> <span style="color:#116699;"><img alt="" src="http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/premium.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.png" style="border:0px solid;"></span><a href="https://secure.reference.com/premium/login.html?rd=2&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdictionary.reference.com%2Fbrowse%2Ffemale" target="_blank"><span style="color:#116699;"><img alt="" src="http://cache.lexico.com/g/d/speaker.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></span></a><span style="color:#880000;">/ˈfi<img alt="" src="http://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/luna/thinsp.png" style="border:0px solid;">meɪl/</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="color:#116699;">Pronunciation Key</span></span></span> <span style="color:#880000;">-</span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="color:#116699;">Show Spelled Pronunciation</span></span></span><span style="color:#880000;">[<span style="font-size:xx-small;"><b>fee</b>-meyl</span>]</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="color:#116699;">Pronunciation Key</span></span></span> <span style="color:#880000;">-</span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="color:#116699;">Show IPA Pronunciation</span></span></span><br><i><span style="color:#558811;">–noun</span></i> 1.a person bearing two X chromosomes in the cell nuclei and normally having a vagina, a uterus and ovaries, and developing at puberty a relatively rounded body and enlarged breasts, and retaining a beardless face; a girl or woman. 2.an organism of the sex or sexual phase that normally produces egg cells.<br><br>
I think there is little doubt he fits this description and is female.<br><br><br>
Sexual identity is different.
 

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So does he have a wiener? That's a no right? Transgender is living as the opposite sex and transexual is being born one sex but switching parts right?<br><br>
Rock on.
 

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Yes, providing you pass a baby through it!! <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Is it just me or is there the smell of $$$$ in this story???
 

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Bikegirl, I think you've got it backwards.<br><br>
Transexual is living as the opposite sex. Transgender is actually switching parts.<br><br>
So he'd have to have a c-section right? Cuz I don't think a weiner will dilate.
 
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