Thomas Beatie, who made headlines last week as the first man to become pregnant, sat down with Oprah today to discuss his condition. Beatie, an FTM, has been legally married to his wife Nancy for five years, and the couple wanted a child together. (Nancy had a hysterectomy due to endometriosis some 20 years ago, and is unable to get pregnant.) Other than the fact that Beatie has had gender identity issues, and is now a pregnant man, he and Nancy seem like a completely normal couple, and not the weirdo hoaxsters portrayed by the media for the past week and a half. Beatie's Ob/Gyn was also on the show to discuss how her patient's past hormone therapy will affect the child he's carrying. Clip above.
@Archetype: you said "why not adopt?"
ummm...can you even begin to imagine how difficult it would be to convince an adoption agency that you were a "fit parent" after undergoing gender reassignment? near impossible, i would imagine.
i'm sure they weighed that option (and many others) before choosing their path.