Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Hermaphrodite: Tracy or Thomas Beatie
Many websites are reporting that Thomas Beatie (The Pregnant Man) is pregnant with his (or her) third child.
Thomas Beatie is a hermaphrodite male who was born as Tracy Thomas. In 2002, Tracy had gender reassignment surgery and decided to keep her female reproductive organs.
He (or she) has appeared on the Oprah Show and Barbara Walters. On these shows, he (or she ) revealed that she was born a woman, she had her breast removed, legally changed gender from female to male and underwent a phalloplasty (to form a penis).
To get pregnant the first time, Tracy decided to stop taking her prescribed testosterone treatments (pills used to fully transform her into a more masculine appearance).
Tracy (or Thomas) first child - a daughter was born in 2008. In 2009, she (or he) gave birth to a boy.
She's currently pregnant with her third child and is scheduled to give birth soon.
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