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Oregon "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie previously a woman

Oregon "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie previously a woman Thomas Beatie is one of the few man in the world claiming to be pregnant, but the secret behind the Oregon man's pregnancy is - he was born a woman. According to reports, Thomas Beatie has had a chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy, but decided to keep his female reproductive organs. Before Beatie became a transgender man, he was Tracy LaGondino living in Hawaii as a woman. LaGondino fought for the right for gay couples to adopt children and against hate crimes when she lived in Hawaii. Today Mr. Beatie is legally male and lives with his wife, Nancy, in Bend, Oregon.

 And now the transgender man claims he is 5 months pregnant and feeling great about it. He told the Advocate, a magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audience, that carrying a daughter for his wife, Nancy, and himself was an "incredible" experience, but people already question if the Oregon man is really pregnant or if it's just another hoax. "I saw him a few days ago and he didn't look like that," one of Beatie's neighbors told the media. His side of the story - he and his wife Nancy tried to have a child for over 10 years, but Nancy was unable to conceive, having suffered severe endometriosis and undergone a hysterectomy. Stopping the hormone injections and using frozen sperm from a donor, the Oregon man was able to become pregnant twice, the first time the pregnancy was entopic and required surgery, but the second time it was a success and the Oregon man and his wife are expecting their daughter in July.

 Published on 03/26/2008

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