Thomas Beatie, 34 was born a woman but decided about 10 years ago to have the sex changed so he could become a legal man. During the process he kept his female reproductive organs but he did have his breasts removed surgically so he could have a flat chest and then went through hormone treatment.

Beatie has been legally married to his wife, Nancy, 46 for five years. Nancy could not have a baby because of a hysterectomy after being diagnosed with endometriosis, but she already has two grown children.

They decided to try artificial insemination since Beatie still had his female organs. Beatie stopped taking his bimonthly hormone injections and started menstruating again. Nancy inseminated him at their home using Beatie’s own eggs and the donor sperm.

He gave birth to a baby girl at a hospital in Oregon, on June 29, 2008 according to People Magazine on Thursday. Both Beatie and the baby are reported as doing well.

People magazine quote’s Beatie as saying, “The only thing different about me is that I can’t breastfeed my baby. But a lot of mothers don’t.”

There were some reports that the baby was delivered by Caesarean Section but he says it wasn’t but no other details of the birth have been given.

The couple runs a T-Shirt Printing Shop in Bend, Oregon and he is considered a man legally under Oregon’s State Law.

Jan Barrett

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