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Friday
Apr202012

‘Pregnant Man’ Separates from Wife

Christopher Hunt/TB/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Thomas Beatie, the female-to-male transgender who caused controversy in 2007 when he became pregnant, has separated from his wife of nine years, according to People magazine.

Beatie, who has had three children with wife Nancy, announced the separation during a taping of CBS’ The Doctors.

“Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now. At the moment, we’re separated,” Beatie said on the show, according to People magazine.

Also during the taping, Beatie revealed that he had the final female-to-male gender reassignment surgery, People reports.

“Nancy hasn’t seen the new me yet,” Beatie, 38, says.

Beatie, who was born female in 1974 and named Tracy Lagondino, had sex-reassignment surgery in 2002 and legally changed from female to male in Hawaii. But Beatie had never undergone “bottom” surgery, known as phalloplasty, to create an artificial penis, until now. He also left his female reproductive organs in place and said the decision to bear children came after his wife, Nancy, found out she could not.

Beatie first made headlines in 2007 when he appeared in photos, bearded with a pregnant belly. He was then known as “the world’s first pregnant man.”

Beatie’s three children, daughter Susan and sons Austin and Jensen, were all born between June 2008 and July 2010 through artificial insemination using donor sperm.

In October, Beatie, Nancy, and their three children appeared on another episode of The Doctors in which Beatie revealed he was considering a hysterectomy.

The new episode of The Doctors airs Monday, May 7.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov012011

'Pregnant Man' Thomas Beatie May Stop at 3 Kids

Christopher Hunt/TB/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Thomas Beatie, the female-to-male transgender who garnered fame and sparked controversy when he became pregnant, may be calling it quits after giving birth to his third child.

Beatie appeared today on CBS’s The Doctors to discuss his nontraditional family.

During the appearance, Beatie said he was now considering a hysterectomy. According to the online account, he also talked with the show’s physicians about how he could return to his pre-pregnancy weight.

The episode of The Doctors marked the first time the whole family appeared on a TV show together.

Beatie, who was born female in 1974 and named Tracy Lagondino, had sex-reassignment surgery in 2002 and legally changed from female to male in Hawaii. But Beatie had never undergone “bottom” surgery, known as phalloplasty, to create an artificial penis. He also left his female reproductive organs in place and said the decision to bear children came after his wife, Nancy, found out she could not.

Beatie first achieved notoriety when he appeared in photos, bearded and with a pregnant belly, in 2007. The photos caused a sensation, with headlines trumpeting “the world’s first pregnant man.”

So far, Beatie has had three children -- daughter Susan and sons Austin and Jensen -- all born between June 2008 and July 2010 through artificial insemination using donor sperm.

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