Born female: transgender ‘man’ is pregnant

Born as a female, Trystan Reese is a transgender American individual, due to give birth in July. He started taking hormones years ago, keeping the uterus intact, but stopped hormonal treatment when “he” learned “he” was pregnant.   The baby is due in July, and Trystan Reese explains the situation in a video.  Yet, several different French and foreign headlines are titled: “A man to give birth”. Trystan Reese’s partner is a man, Biff Chaplow; and they have adopted two children. Interviewed by CNN, Biff Chaplow states: “The more the pregnancy progresses, the more obvious it is that it’s not just a guy with a beer belly”. This is not the first case to be reported. In 2013, a child was born to a transgender German. Thomas Beattie is another example, who became popular in France from the Secret Story program in 2016. He declared in 2008 being “the first pregnant man in history” and that he had had 3 children. Researchers found that in a small sample of 41 transgender persons, pregnancy occurred (in females declared as being male on the civil registry) and 80% had used their own eggs. Tugdual Derville, Alliance VITA’s General Delegate: « Beside the way matters are presented, we must keep in mind James Hugues’ statement, when he was the executive director for the international transhumanists association: ‘Transsexuals are the first transhumanists’. It is one thing to recognize a person’s genuine suffering regarding his or her sexual identity, and quite another to pretend that a man can give birth. In this case it is a woman who took hormones to have a more masculine appearance (a deeper voice and facial hair), but she still remains capable of becoming a mother. This maternity precisely demonstrates her feminine status. The manner in which some media deal with this subject confirms the previously mentioned fraud: the idea is to use these persons who experience sexual identity disorders as a Trojan horse to rub out in people’s mind the difference between men and women, and to destroy masculine and feminine identities. The source of complementarity between men and women lies in their difference as father and mother. This distinction encourages us to defend maternity as an exclusively feminine feature of humanity. Allowing a person to define himself or herself, even going as far as soliciting scientific and legal support to respond to a personal desire, using artificial means (in this case pretending to be a man, but still using a functional uterus) continually contributes to further develop “gender trouble”, which is the title of Judith Butler’s famous queer manifesto. Again the victims in this scenario are those who are the most vulnerable.”  ]]>

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