In an interview
with Barbara Walters, pregnant man Thomas Beatie revealed
that he and his wife are expecting another child. Beatie
announced he was pregnant the first time around in an
exclusive article written for The Advocate.
Beatie, who was
born biologically female, is in his first trimester. He
told Walters that after giving birth to his daughter, Susan,
he stayed off the male hormone testosterone so that he
could have another baby.
"I feel good," he
told Walters. "I had my checkups with my hormone
level, as far as the HCG. And everything is right on track."
Beatie said he
and his wife, Nancy, are expecting their second baby in
talking to Walters as a part of a Friday night ABC special
report, What Is a Man, What Is a Woman? Journey of
a Pregnant Man.
In April of last
year Beatie sent an e-mail to The Advocate announcing
his pregnancy. That e-mail became an article which
made national news, leading to Beatie appearing on
prime-time news specials and talk shows, including
Oprah, speaking as the world's "first
In the article
Beatie wrote for The Advocate, he explained,
"Sterilization is not a requirement for sex
reassignment, so I decided to have chest
reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my
reproductive rights. Wanting to have a biological child is
neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire."
announcement created a firestorm of media coverage of the
Oregon couple. September Films announced in July that
it had secured a global rights deal to film a
documentary about Beatie and his pregnancy. The film
is slated to air on the BBC's Channel 4 in the United
Kingdom and the Discovery Channel in the United
States. (Ross von Metzke, The Advocate)