You might think that male pregnancy is something that belongs to science-fiction, but scientists are now making progress in this respective. In the near future, the pregnant man will be the one carrying the child. In the years since the first test tube baby was born in 1978, physicians and scientists from RYT Hospital have been working to develop a viable technique for the successful impregnation of male individuals. Male pregnancy is still in the experimental stage and will not be available to the public in the immediate future.
In vitro fertilisation techniques were used to induce an ectopic pregnancy by implanting an embryo and placenta into the abdominal cavity, just under the peritoneum. Lee Mingwei will be the first human male to ever birth a baby from his own body. He underwent several steps before being implanted the embryo. Oral doses of female hormones were administered to Lee Mingwei to make him receptive to the pregnancy. IVF techniques were used to induce an ectopic pregnancy by implanting an embryo and placenta into the abdominal cavity, just under or into the peritoneum. There is a severe risk of massive haemorrhage when the ectopic ruptures. This is also the most common cause of women dying in pregnancy.
Once implantation was complete, Mr. Lee stopped taking hormones, because the pregnancy itself, as expected, took over. The embryo secretes sufficient hormones to maintain its own growth and development. The duration of the pregnancy has been normal. Mr. Lee was kept under constant surveillance. The delivery will be made by means of Caesarean section to remove the baby and the placenta. Removal of the placenta is the real danger because it forms such intimate connections with the surrounding vessels that massive haemorrhage is likely. Implantation may have also involved other structures in the abdomen, including the bowel and it is possible that parts of other organs may need to be removed. The scientific community is very reluctant to this new discovery. Most of them are against, since they say that women are the only ones who can carry a pregnancy under normal conditions. Moreover, the concept of ectopic implantation and pregnant man, while theoretically plausible, has never been attempted and would be difficult to justify, even for women lacking a uterus, owing to the extreme health risks to both the parent and the child.