Here's the full story from ABC News:
It's a situation that has blurred all gender barriers. A transgender Oregon man is six months pregnant. Thomas Beatie and his belly are making headlines and raising eyebrows. The 34-year-old and his wife Nancy are featured in people magazine and appeared Thursday on Oprah.Thomas grew up as Tracy, a Miss Hawaii Teen finalist. Ten years ago she underwent a sex change operation and legally became a man, but Beatie kept his reproductive organs and was still able to produce eggs so when his wife couldn't conceive he decided with the help of a sperm donor to have their baby.Beatie said, "Ironically being pregnant doesn't make me feel any more female or feminine. You know it doesn't make me want to shave my legs or something. I'm a man. I just happen to be a pregnant man." Beatie is now 6 months pregnant and has gained 2 pounds (Only 2 pounds at 6 months? I wonder if that has something to do with the sex change??) and says he has cravings for soybeans and artichokes.
Some of his Oregon neighbor are shaking their heads in disbelief. Ron Schlieper said, "Quite frankly I think it's a hoax." But Beatie offers up his ultra sound as proof and his doctor who says the pregnancy is normal and the baby girl is healthy.
The bigger issue may be psychological. Psychologist Jeffrey Gardere said, “This is a child who may face the onslaught of the public and their opinions as to what a family should be .” Beatie says his own brother has called the baby a monster. He and his wife chose to think of her as their little miracle.
What do you think about this bizarre pregnancy story? If this was your neighbor how would he be treated?