Transgendered pregnant man speaks of his ‘lost triplets’ heartacheMarch 29th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar29 (ANI): A transgendered US man, who is currently 5-months pregnant, has spoken of his heartache at losing triplets before he conceived again.
Thomas Beatie, who is due to give birth to a girl on July 3, survived the ectopic pregnancy - but lost the tots and his right Fallopian tube.
“It was a life-threatening event that required surgical intervention,” The Sun quoted him, as saying.
The 34-year-old was born as a woman but later had a chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy, but decided to keep his female reproductive organs.
Despite the heartbreak, Thomas and wife Nancy, 45 - who can’t have kids after a hysterectomy - got no sympathy from his family.
He added: “When my brother found out about my loss, he said, ‘It’s a good thing that happened. Who knows what kind of monster it would have been’.”
The American couple decided to try again - but Thomas had to inseminate himself at home with semen from a sperm bank after nine doctors refused to carry out the procedure on a man with a beard.
He added: “Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs.”
“They refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognise Nancy as my wife. And receptionists have laughed at us. This whole process, from trying to get pregnant to being pregnant, has been a challenge.” (ANI)
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