“Pregnant man” gives birth

Thomas Beatie, the so-called "pregnant man" (see also these previous posts here, here and here) gave birth to a baby girl on 29 June in Oregon, according to this report by Reuters. Father and daughter were said to be "healthy and doing well".

It is reported that the baby was not delivered by Caesarean section, but no other details about the birth were given.

"The only thing different about me is that I can’t breast-feed my baby. But a lot of mothers don’t", Mr Beatie was quoted as saying.

I, for one, wish the Beatie family good health and every happiness for the future, and await with interest, not only his forthcoming book about the experience, but also the ‘Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells’ kneejerk reactions and hate speech which is likely to reappear once the mass media wake up to the ‘newsworthy’ aspects of the birth (see, for example, the comments after this article in The Times and this one at ABC News.

(Cross-posted at bird of paradox)

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