By now, Thomas Beatie has become well known as the first pregnant man in the world. Although Thomas Beatie nowadays has three children, people are still shocked when reading his story. In 2008, famous television host Oprah Winfrey introduced Thomas as the first pregnant man to all the viewers of her famous show. And if one thing is certain is that everyone asked the question if men can really get pregnant. The anatomy of the male body makes natural pregnancy impossible. Still, some researchers have claimed that male pregnancy can be a possibility. And Thomas Beatie already has given birth to three children.
Well, although he is the first pregnant man to actually become a true celebrity, Thomas was not actually a man the moment when the gave birth. He was in fact born as a woman, starting a treatment to change his genre at the age of 20. He kept however his female sexual organs and this is actually the way he was able to give birth to a child. From this point of view, the whole issue is quite complex, as while some claim that pregnant man can give birth to healthy children, other actually say that it would be impossible. And when possible due to a complicated procedure, a pregnant man is at an increased risk of developing a series of complications during the pregnancy, as his body is not able to properly carry a baby.
Through genetic manipulation, pregnant man are able to carry and deliver a child, studies have shown. Still, the reality is that the only pregnant man known today is actually a person who was born as a woman. Another man announced a pregnancy in 2011, but the two cases are similar as both men were transsexuals. Despite the fact that men seem to have always been fascinated with the idea of pregnancy, none was able to conceive. Maybe with the developments in science and the medical world, pregnant man will be able to deliver safely in the following years. Anyway, until then, some specialists claim that 100 percent pregnancy is not possible for men.