The self proclaimed “World’s First Pregnant Man” is once again soaking up some free publicity. Thomas Beatie, a transgendered male who was born a female, taped an interview this week set to air in May on “The Doctors”.
Beatie sat down with Dr. Travis Stork to reveal that he’s not a woman anymore. He says after carrying two children* and making claims that he was a man that got pregnant, transgendered OB-GYN Dr. Marci Bowers performed gender reassignment surgery finally making Beatie a man.
Thomas claimed his 15-minutes of fame several years ago tagging himself a “freak of nature”. Despite still having female reproductive organs and a vagina, Beatie went on “the Oprah Winfrey” show claiming to be “the World’s First Pregnant Man”. While pregnant, however, Thomas was actually just a cross dresser. Although he was living life as a man, biologically he was still a woman.
Beatie also revealed to Dr. Stork that he and his wife have separated since appearing on Oprah together.
When asked what his estranged partner believed of his new gender, Thomas said, “Nancy hasn’t seen the new me yet.”
Nancy has no biological relation to the children since Beatie carried them both after being artificially inseminated.
The entire interview is scheduled to air on “The Doctors” May 7th. Check your local listings for air times.
[For full disclosure, the reporter who wrote this piece, Charles Winters (our CEO) appeared on CNN after Beatie's interview with Oprah aired denouncing his claims to be a pregnant man. He also expressed public concern for the unborn child's well fare "at the expense of Beatie's desire for public attention."]
*correction: Beatie has three children, not two.