The Pregnant Man - Right or Wrong?
The Pregnant Man
Thomas Beatie, the transgendered Oregon pregnant man, has been the center of attention across the media for quite a while now. Why? He recently gave birth to a baby girl with his wife Nancy.
Thomas, who was born Tracy, (see below) was a finalist in the Miss Hawaii Teen USA contest many years ago. 10 years after the Miss USA contest, Thomas decided to have a sex change or "sexual realignment surgery" as it's referred to these days. Shortly after the surgery, Thomas met Nancy and they decided to get married. Nancy, then a mother of two, no longer had a uterus but wanted to be a mother again. Thomas was then artificially inseminated from an anonymous donor and became a mother.
Although this story may sound strange the word "mother" is such a generic term. We now have birth mothers, genetic mothers and gestational mothers. There are egg donors and surrogates as well as sisters delivering their own nieces.
Whether you like it or not, you better be ready for more of Mr. Beatie, Nancy and their baby. September Films, an established specialist in factual entertainment, documentaries & reality programming, bought the rights to "The Pregnant Man", a documentary on Thomas's life from his birth to his child's birth. Keep an eye out for this one. It's almost as fun as John & Kate plus 8!
From what I have read, it seems that people are having a tough time with this one. Not because Thomas is a transgendered male that gave birth to a baby but because he has made his life a circus show. Transsexuality is a very real phenomena but is posing for nude pictures, doing talk shows and hiring press agents fair to the child's life in the future?
I'll let you, the reader, be the judge on this one. Exploitation or not?
Also, did I mention that he has a book coming out?
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