Transgendered man to prove his pregnancy on Oprah show

April 2nd, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by admin  

London, Apr 2 (ANI): The transgender man, who is five-months pregnant, is expected to show US chat show host Oprah Winfrey the images from his ultrasound scan, in order to prove that his pregnancy is not a hoax.

Last month, Thomas Beatie, of Oregon, had claimed in a gay magazine that he was pregnant, but has since remained silent about his extraordinary tale.

Many observers, including Beatie’s neighbors, thought the story was a hoax after he said he would not give any interviews until April Fools Day.

There was also speculation that the story could be connected to a new television series, which plays pranks on the media.

But the interview with Beatie will be broadcast on “Oprah” on April 3, according to the programme’s website.

“The couple reveals the details of their pasts, their relationships and their incredible pregnancy. Then, watch as our cameras capture the ultrasound and get an inside look at the couple’s plans for the nursery, the Telegraph quoted the programmes site, as stating.

According to an excerpt of the interview, Beatie told Winfrey: “I’m a person and I have the right to have my own biological child.”

Beatie was born female, before having gender reassignment surgery. He is now legally male and married to Nancy.

He was able to get pregnant because he kept his female organs when he switched genders and conceived through donor sperm. (ANI)

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