Pregnant’ Pinoy is expecting again!
|Posted by Manila Mail under US News|
OREGON – The Filipino American â€œpregnant manâ€ who gave birth to a daughter earlier this year says he is expecting a second child, according to ABC news.
Thomas Beatie, originally a Filipino woman who turned himself into a man, said that after giving birth to Susan on June 29 he did not go back on the male hormone testosterone so he could have another baby.
‘I feel good,” he told ABC Newsâ€™ Barbara Walters. â€œI had my checkups …
And everything is right on track.”
Reaction among Filipino Americans was mixed. Some said Beatie was only after the celebrity status that he had with the first child and money.
Beatie, who lives with his wife Nancy in Bend, Oregon, said the baby is due on June 12. Beatie was born a woman but underwent hormone therapy before he was legally declared a man.
He had a mastectomy but kept his female reproductive organs when he underwent a sex change in the late 1990s. He and Nancy decided they wanted to start a family and he underwent artificial insemination late last year.
Walters said on her television talkshow, â€œThe View,â€ that Beatie had revealed his second pregnancy to her during an interview for a documentary to be aired on U.S. television.
Beatie spoke to Walters about Susanâ€™s birth, which was not via Caesarean section. Prior to her birth, he released a photo showing his bearded face and pregnant belly. It sparked a worldwide media frenzy.
The Beatieâ€™s situation sparked legal, political, and social criticisms from people, including Filipinos, who are upset by the decision of a Filipino woman to turn into a man and then came back as a woman.
Beatie herself early this year complained about doctors who discriminated against him and his wife. â€œHealth care professionals have refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognize Nancy as my wife. Receptionists have laughed at us. Friends and family have been unsupportive; most of Nancyâ€™s family doesnâ€™t even know Iâ€™m transgender.”