Pregnant Transman Thomas Beatie On Oprah

Pregnant Thomas Beattie

I found this media artifact through a Google Search of “transgender pregnancy” the story came up which just happens to be from another wordpress! Interesting.

This is a story about a transgender now man (was female and still has female genitalia) but now has become a full blown male and married to a woman. Beatie and his wife wanted to get pregnant so that is exactly what they did however, their story caused a commotion when people started thinking that it was a “man” who was pregnant with a child and since Beatie is now a man but still technically a woman, it caused a lot of concern in the media. They decided to go on Oprah to tell their story. Society today has it in their heads that it is only ok to be pregnant if you look like a woman. We have a certain stereotype in our heads of what a pregnant person should look like and when someone doesn’t fit that stereotype we are used to seeing, we began to question them and what they are doing like in Beatie’s case. I would like to include a quote Beatie said, “I feel it’s not a male or female desire to have a child. It’s a human need. I’m a person and I have the right to have a biological child.” Too bad society doesn’t feel the same way as Beatie.

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