Until now the woman was the only one with the ability to gedate and give birth to a child. However, that has changed with Thomas Trace Beatie, at least in a legal way.
It’ve never seen a man give birth to a baby
Thomas, who is a speaker, writer, and staunch advocate for transsexual rights, was born biologically as a woman in 1974 in Honolulu, United States, under the name Tracy Lehuanani LaGondino.
This was until 2002, when she decided to do gender reassignment surgery and, after that, carry out the paperwork for the change of gender legally in her identification documents.
In 2003 he married Nancy Gillespie, however, and because his wife could not have children, he decided, which still kept his internal reproductive organs intact, becoming pregnant using fertilization with cryogenic sperm from a Donor.
In this way, Thomas became the first person declared as a man by legal means to become pregnant and have children within a legal marriage. Although the first triplet pregnancy was failed due to an ectopic pregnancy, he later managed to have Susan Juliette, in 2008, Austin Alexander, in 2009, and Jensen James, in 2010.
In the same year, he won the World Guinness Record for being the first married man to give birth. In addition Thomas has received multiple accolades, has been the cover of dozens of magazines and has participated in several documentaries that have followed his process.
In 2012 he filed for divorce and a year later the court declared that he had a lack of material jurisdiction to grant the divorce. However, in 2014 an Arizona appeals court declared that marriage was legal and that divorce was therefore viable.
Thomas has become the inspiration for a handful of other men who have followed in his footsteps, such as Alexis Taborda, in Argentina.
August 6, 2019