I'm sure most of you have heard the recent news report of a man being pregnant
The article linked above details how the pregnant parent is scared for the unborn daughter's life.
The only thing that bothers me about this whole story is that they keep referring to the mother of the child as a man. As long as the mother has ovaries she is still a woman to me. When I first heard the story of the "amazing pregnant man" I thought it was a hoax. What man has a uterus?
I have seen some strange pictures on the Internet of people with sexual organs that do not match their outward appearance (penis+breasts, vagina no breasts, penis, vagina and breasts as well as some guy with two peni!) but I did not know that many woman who go through the sex reassignment process opt to leave their female organs in place due to issues with penis construction and loss of sensation. That's all fine, it's your body and you can pretty much do what you want with it.
I do find a problem with the way the media is running this story as a "man" being pregnant. According to the legal system she is legally a man but according to biology she can not fulfill the role of being a man under the system of reproduction. Thus, to me, she is still a woman, albeit devoid of breasts.
I think it is a great thing if these two are happy together and I wish only the best for their unborn daughter. I just have to wonder why they are publicizing this story. It can't be an issue of gender rights because the case shows that when the choice came to be made she kept her female reproductive organs intact.
So there you have it. I don't feel the story warrants the excessive reporting it has received and I further think the media attention may be harmful in the long run for the family and the child. If I had encountered them on the street I would have assumed the "guy" had a beer belly and thought nothing more of it. If I lived near them I might wander how a baby suddenly appeared in their home while the "wife" was never pregnant and what amazing diet "dad" went on to lose that beer belly!