34 year old Thomas Beatie is the proud father of a baby girl. Nothing unusual about that except Thomas is the one who carried the pregnancy. He gave birth in a hospital in
So is Thomas a man or a confused woman? Or a man in a woman’s body? Or a bearded woman? Or a marvel of medical Frankenstein? Is he the proud father or proud mother? He’s is a transgender. He was born female (Tracy Lagondino) but underwent a gender switch surgery and testosterone therapy to become Thomas Beatie who is now legally recognized as male
Bettie says wanting a biological child is neither a male nor a female desire but a human one. Nancy, his wife of 10 years was unable to conceive because of a hysterectomy she had had after an illness. And who wants a surrogate when he’s perfectly capable of carrying his own child? Thomas and Nancy agreed that he was the one to carry the baby. He stopped taking his twice a week testosterone injections and used a sperm donor to get pregnant using a home insemination kit. No fertility clinic could touch him. According to the Times Online, this is not the first time Thomas has attempted insemination. His first attempt resulted in a life threatening ectopic pregnancy that had to be surgically aborted. He thus lost all three embryos. This time round the couple is lucky though.
I try not to judge anyone. I really have no problem with what people do behind closed doors. Whatever one is, transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual I just have no problem. It is when kids begin to say ‘my dad is my mom’ that I worry. Or when wives begin to say ‘my husband is the mother of my baby’. That is weird science if you ask me. But Thomas says their family will be a normal one. He’ll be the baby’s father and
There’s concern that the unfortunate child is psychologically screwed from age zero and might grow up to have severe emotional problems. But who is to say? There are children being raised by drug addict mums and dads out there and of course there are lots of other misbehaving parents. The question is who should throw the first stone? The couple has their fans who include
Big words we’re hearing here. Home insemination kit. So now you can get pregnant at home. Yeah of course you can but on your own? Without a guy?
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