First Preggers Guy: It's My Right to Have Baby

Pregnant transgendered man kept his uterus to be a 'mom,' he tells Oprah
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 7:41 AM CDT
"I actually opted not to do anything to my reproductive organs because I wanted to have a child one day," the pregnant man told Oprah. "I see pregnancy as a process and it doesn't define who I am."   (cerby2 (YouTube))
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(Newser) – A pregnant transgendered man always wanted to have a baby and kept his uterus so he could do so, he told Oprah Winfrey yesterday. The 34-year-old man, who's expecting in July, had his breasts removed years ago and underwent hormone treatment to change his sex. He decided to step up and be the "mom" when his wife learned she could not become pregnant.

"I see pregnancy as a process and it doesn't define who I am," the Oregon man told Winfrey. "I feel it's not a male or female desire to have a child. It's a human need. I have the right to have a biological child." The man's obstetrician said that the baby was perfectly healthy. "This is a normal pregnancy," she said. Some doctors have expressed concern about the fetal effects of hormone treatment.