I saw this story early last week on ParentDish and thought it was quite amazing.
Thomas was born female and underwent a gender change. He is now married and his wife is unable to have children due to having a hysterectomy for medical reasons. Since Thomas still has his uterus still intact they opted for him to be artificially inseminated and carry their child. Thomas is now five months pregnant. While they’re getting quite a bit of support, they are obviously getting quite a bit of flack for their choice with one doctor refusing to treat them on ethical grounds.
What do you think? Do you agree/disagree with their reasoning? I didn’t see the choice of adoption being discussed as a possible choice in any of the articles I’ve read on this story and wondered how important it is to ‘grow’ your own child. What are your views on this?
EDIT: I have just read a more detailed article by CyberShrink who goes on to explain the reason many people are taking issue with the ‘pregnant man’. This does make me question the way the facts were presented by Thomas. Have a read and tell me what you think.