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Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant


Oregon Man Says He's Pregnant
Transgendered Man Writes In 'The Advocate'

Thomas Beatie, who used to be a woman, appeared in the most recent issue of The Advocate, a magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers, Portland, Ore., television station KPTV reported.

Beatie wrote the article, which includes a picture of him while he was 22 weeks pregnant. According to the story, he went through a sex change, but decided only to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy.

Beatie was able to keep the reproductive organs he was born with. The article said he stopped getting the injections and was able to get pregnant.

Beatie, who lives in Bend, wrote he was once pregnant with triplets, but the pregnancy was life-threatening and he lost the fetuses. Now, Beatie said he and his wife, Nancy, are expecting a little girl in July.

In the article, Beatie described some of the challenges he and his wife have faced -- they said doctors won't treat them. The couple met 10 years ago and Nancy is not able to have children.

He wrote in The Advocate that their situation "sparks legal, political and social unknowns."

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LittleoldladyComment by Littleoldlady - April 5, 2008, 6:41 pm
Well now, congratulations are in order for the happy couple.
KyMystikalComment by KyMystikal - April 8, 2008, 2:53 pm
I seen this on the news the other day and then I seen they did a somewhat parody on it on Saturday Night Live.

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