Can Men Really Get Pregnant?

Can men actually get pregnant? There have been claims of various kinds on the internet. Thomas Beatie was born a woman, but became a man, but retained her/his ovaries. Beatie now claims to be five months along.

Lee Mingwei claimed to be pregnant and created a website with video archives and even a documentary on male pregnancy. However, this story is too old not to be fake.

True or not, the idea of male pregnancy is not new to sf fans. We've already seen Arnold The Governator pregnant in Junior, a 1994 film about a fertility research scientist.

Leo the whitelighter briefly switched being pregnant with his witchy wife Piper in an episode of Charmed. It turned out that their ultra-magical son Wyatt (sorry, that was a spoiler, for those of you glued to reruns) wanted to make sure they both understood each other.

I also thought of Louis Gossett, Jr.'s character in Enemy Mine. In this 1985 film made from the story by Barry Longyear, a human and a Drac crashland on an alien planet. To survive, they must cooperate. The human (Dennis Quaid) is surprised to learn that the Drac is pregnant. Get the picture on male pregnancy from the Enemy Mine video below; it will make you believe that men can give birth, anyway.


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