Oregon was in the news again last week. This time because of a news story about a pregnant man living in Oregon (where else would a pregnant man live?) When I first heard the story, I thought it was a hoax. But according to several medical experts, the story is plausible. Apparently, a man can get pregnant if he use to be a woman.
The pregnant man, Thomas Beatie, is transgender and is married to a woman named Nancy. He had a sex change operation many years ago, but kept his reproductive organs. He and his wife want to have children, but Nancy is unable to carry a child because of a hysterectomy. So the couple decided Thomas would discontinue his testosterone injections and get pregnant via artificial insemination. Thomas is now about five months pregnant and will have a baby girl in July.
Holy cow! Can you imagine a world where men get pregnant instead of women? It would be a very different world. For one thing, you can say goodbye to overpopulation. Most guys would stop having sex for fear of getting pregnant. You can also say goodbye to the tradition where complete strangers rub the belly of a pregnant person (what is the deal with that?). I’m fairly certain guys won’t go around rubbing another man’s belly. Doing so would result in a black eye. I speak from experience.
I’m still not convince the pregnant man story is for real. While the story does sound plausible, I’m still expecting someone to shout out, “Ha-ha! Gotcha!” After all, tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. So, what do you think, is the pregnancy real or fake?