Friday, April 4, 2008

Pregnant Man On Oprah

Alright, so this guy is pregnant? But wait, he used to be a girl from Hawaii.

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Beatie wrote an article for The Advocate, a magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender readers. In the article Beatie wrote that he went through a sex change, but decided only to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy. Beatie was able to keep the reproductive organs he was born with, according to the story.

So apparently this person went through a 'sex change'. How you can call a sex change taking some pills and cutting off your breasts is beyond me, but more importantly is, why the FUCK is this in the news? This person started off as a female with functioning female reproductive organs, wasn't satisfied, so she took to the knife, started pounding pills and changes her sex without removing any of her reproductive organs? Apparently Americas news media and Oprah consider someone a man/woman based upon whether or not they call themselves one.

Although there is no clear definition as to what is considered a male, female, male/female, or no sex. I think that a proper list can be constructed from highest priority.

1) Functional sexual organs at birth coded by by available genes and gene regulatory factors by expressed phenotype with environmental consideration.
2)Are the functional sexual organs still present in the individual?
3)Selective choice in the matter/Personal identification.

So in the case of this person I think the he, still falls under the she, due to the retention of the female sexual organs. If this person had no functional sexual organs then it would just be considered no sex. As of yet scientists cannot graft on functional reproductive organs to a human body. Female reproductive organs resulting in a pregnancy are no big news, it happens every day.

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