The April 8th, 2008 Advocate has an article about a pregnant man and the difficulties he and his wife are having with acceptance in the medical community. The man is a FTM transsexual who still has all of his female reproductive organs. After his wife had a hysterectomy, the couple decided that he could use his uterus to carry their child. He ceased his testosterone treatments and after a few months, his body was capable of carrying a child.

Although this is sensational, it’s not unique. According to a regular poster on, “I’ve known or heard of a bunch of people who have done this.” Jamison Green’s Becoming a Visible Man apparently deals with this, as well.

I think this is the coolest thing ever, not only for what it says about couples and what they’ll do for each other, but what it says about the incredible flexibility of human biology.