Thomas Trace Beatie, a trans man, had gender reassignment surgery in 2002 and became known as “The Pregnant Man” after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007.
Beattie married Nancy Gillespie in a legally valid opposite-sex marriage in Hawaii on February 5, 2003. Beatie chose to become pregnant because his wife Nancy was infertile, doing so with cryogenic donated sperm.
Beatie’s first pregnancy resulted in an ectopic pregnancy with triplets, requiring emergency surgery and resulting in the loss of all three fetuses. Since then, Beatie has given birth to three children.
In 2010, Guinness World Records recognized Beatie as the world’s “First Married Man to Give Birth.”
Unfortunately, the couple filed for divorce in 2012
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In May of 2012, Beatie was granted sole custody of his three children,
an Arizona court. The custody battle was also noteworthy in that the
state – which bans gay marriage – recognized a transgender one.
GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
- Involves construction of a penis through either a phalloplasty or metoidoplasty
- A phalloplasty involves taking a skin graft from the forearm, chest or leg and extending the ueretha. A penis can then be created
- An implanted erectile prosthesis is used in a phalloplasty to allow the patient to achieve an erection.
- A metoidoplasty involves surgically moving the enlargened clitoris transgendered men experience through testosterone treatments.
- Although not comparable in size or dimensions to a phalloplasty a prosthesis is not needed to achieve erection and sexual stimulation is usually retained.
- In both operations a scrotoplasty is used to create a scrotum.