A transgender man, Thomas Beattie, who made headlines after announcing he
was pregnant, has given birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Oregon,the U.S.
the People magazine reported.
Thomas Beattie, 34, who was born a woman, legally changed his gender
undergoing hormone treatment and realignment surgery 10 years ago. But
although he had his breasts removed he retained his female reproductive
Beattie, who lives with his 45-year-old wife, Nancy, was cited in the
People as saying, "The only thing different about me is that I can’t
breastfeed my baby. But a lot of mothers don’t."
Beattie’s announcement of his pregnancy caused a sensation on the Oprah
Winfrey Show in April. He said the decision was made to get pregnant as his
wife was unable to give birth following a hysterectomy. (read this article
So Tracy Lagondino became Thomas Beattie. She apparently felt like she was
really, truly a male deep down inside. She took lots of male hormones to counteract
her naturally occurring female hormones and had her girl bits cut off and the
remaining stuff fashioned to resemble boy bits…but she retained the girl parts
Somewhere along the line, Thomas met Nancy and they got married (because it’s legal
and all). Now Nancy, who has always been and still remains Nancy, had
her inside girl stuff removed for health reasons a long time ago, still had her outside girl
and Nancy wanted to have a family. But since Nancy was unable to become pregnant – even if she was married to an actual man with real man parts inside
and out – Thomas generously decided to lend her his uterus. (It’s not like
he was using it, after all.) A baby was conceived via intrauterine
insemination (IUI), with an anonymous male donor providing the manly ingredients
for the couple. Their daughter was born on June 29, 2008 – via natural
since Thomas apparently also retained the important parts that connect the
inside girl parts to the outside girl parts.
"Despite years of taking hormones and living outwardly as a man,
Beattie maintained that he retained his female sex organs because he intended
one day to get pregnant." (ABC
now Nancy has been taking lots of female hormones, since she doesn’t have the
female parts to produce them naturally, so that she can induce lactation to
breastfeed the baby that her husband bore with another man’s ingredients.
Now that’s teamwork!
…but somehow I just don’t think this is quite what God had in mind…