If you think you have seen it all, then you are wrong. How about a pregnant man? There are already cases of men giving birth. As weird as it may seem, it is possible, with a lot of medical intervention nonetheless. Two male pregnancy stories stand out because of recent media exposure. Thomas Beatie is the more popular, but not necessarily the more controversial. Beatie was biologically born a woman, but he defines himself as a man. Since he has the biological make up necessary to conceive and carry a baby, his story about becoming pregnant as a man is of great controversy. Many sceptics assert that Beatie is not really a man, thus making the story a hoax.
The question whether it is possible for a man to be pregnant gets a surprising answer with the help of science. Another case of male pregnancy is the one of Lee Mingwei. Biologically, he was born a man. So, no uterus there. He claimed that he never wanted to become a female nor does he have any inclination to have male to female reassignment surgery. He just wanted to be part of an experiment. Many researchers from the scientific community have divided opinions. On one hand, some of them are actually glad this experiment took place. On the other hand, others are very reluctant about it. They know for sure that the female body is designed to have babies. It is the natural thing to happen, while men just provide the genetic material, so to speak.
The experiment itself is very risky because a foetus is implanted in the abdomen area of the man, where the uterus should be, thus inducing an ectopic pregnancy. If the foetus develops properly and there are no severe illnesses or other abnormalities, then the baby is delivered by Cesarean section. There are may risks when it comes to the delivery, since the placenta can stick to the other vital organs in the abdomen area. If we define gender as something psychological, then we can assert that Beatie is a man by definition, especially after the surgery. One can assume that many women who had babies defined themselves as males. Additionally, if we define gender as biological state, then Migwei would be the first pregnant man to date since has a male anatomy.