February 12, 2012

Pregnant Man / Male Mother Facts

A British woman, who had a sex change surgery, has become the country's first and world's third "male mother".

  • The man, who is in his 30s, gave birth last year after having hormone treatment to reactivate his womb
  • The man, whose womb was not removed during the original sex change operation, became only the third man in world to have done this.
  • The man had asked about the health implications of keeping his womb and what surgery he could have before it became impossible to carry a baby. 
  • The baby is thought to have been delivered by caesarean section but it is possible the man retained the ability to give birth naturally. 
  • He is the first British man to have given birth. One man in America and one in Spain have done this before
  • The man is following in the footsteps of American Thomas Beatie, who became the world's first pregnant man in 2007 and has since given birth to three children.
  • The Beaumont Society is the oldest transgender support group in the country, having been set up in 1966.

World's First Pregnant Man & Male Mother Facts

World's First Pregnant Man / Male Mother

  • A 38-year-old American Thomas Beatie became the world's first pregnant man in 2007
  • This world's first pregnant Man / Male Mother has given birth to three children -- Susan, Austin and Jensen.
  • Beatie lives in Arizona with wife Nancy
  • Beatie, world's first pregnant man / male mother was born a woman named Tracy Lagondino.
  • His first baby was conceived through artificial insemination using donor sperm and Beatie's own eggs.
  • He once said: "The only thing different about me is that I can't breast-feed my baby. But a lot of mothers don't."
  • Beatie, who was born Tracy Lagondino and lived in Hawaii, caused a media storm when he first announced he was pregnant.
  • He claimed the reason for his sexual transformation was because he had fallen in love with his now wife Nancy, 46.
  • Under Hawaiian law the couple was unable to have a same-sex marriage so Beatie decided to undergo a sex change.
  • He began a course of hormone treatment and had surgery to remove mammary glands and to flatten his chest. Two years before the first child, Beatie halted his bimonthly hormone injections and resumed menstruating in a bid to have a child.

Other Related facts

  • In Britain, The first Briton to have sex change surgery was Roberta Cowell - born Robert Cowell - in 1951.
  • To be legally recognised in Britain as having changed sex, a person must apply to Gender Recognition Panel. A successful applicant will have to prove they have gender dysphoria and is afforded all rights and responsibilities of their acquired gender. These include being able to marry someone of the opposite legal sex, retire and receive state pension at the age appropriate to the changed gender. They are also entitled to a new birth certificate showing his or her legally recognised gender.

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