Transgendered Bend man claims pregnancy
BEND, Ore. -- An Oregon man who had been a woman before undergoing a sex change claims to be expecting a child.
In an article in The Advocate, Thomas Beatie said he kept his female reproductive organs, although he had surgery to reconstruct his breasts and testosterone therapy. He said he decided to have a child because his wife is unable to conceive and stopped the testosterone.
Beatie formerly lived in Hawaii. As Tracy LaGondino, he owned a T-shirt design shop in Honolulu, KITV reported.
|Thomas Beatie - photo courtesy The Advocate |
Some of Beatie's neighbors say they believe the pregnancy is a hoax. The photograph in The Advocate showing what appears to be a visibly pregnant man is evidence to the contrary, they say.
"Quite frankly, I think it's a hoax. I saw him a few days ago and he didn't look like that," said neighbor Ron Schlieper. "He was walking down the street with who I thought was his wife, Nancy, and I don't recall seeing a belly if that was a month ago. He would have been much bigger just a few days ago."
In his article, Beatie said he plans to be his daughter's father in terms of family role, while his wife will be the mother.
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- If you use a uterus to conveive a child .. you are a female using a female reproductive system. Having a penis MADE for your body does not constitute you as male. This woman is very confused, not to mention looking for ALOT of attention. It's a shame .. not to mention ODD. (Posted on March 29, 2008, 3:50 pm astolsig)
- NOT A MAN. REAL MEN HAVE NUTSACKS;) FAKE!!! (Posted on March 28, 2008, 3:36 pm BENDEHO)
- so the baby will come out of his ass and smells
like her father?
(Posted on March 28, 2008, 12:50 am kermdugaler)
- Excluding true hermaphrodites ... there are only
two genders ... MALE AND FEMALE. If you have a twat and can get pregnant ... then
DUH! It's a woman FFS. Obviously this was a PR stunt for monetary gain. (Posted on March 27, 2008, 10:56 pm BHouston)
- I don't see why this is getting so much attention around the world. SheHe was a female at birth. Just because SheHe takes hormones and grows a beard doesn't qualify her as being a man. (Posted on March 27, 2008, 8:55 am Cgar)