Pregnant man ‘lost triplets’
Thomas Beatie, who is due to give birth to a girl on July 3, survived the ectopic pregnancy – but lost the tots and his right Fallopian tube.
The transsexual, 34, who kept his female reproductive organs after a sex change, said: “It was a life-threatening event that required surgical intervention.”
Despite the heartbreak, Thomas and wife Nancy, 45 – who can’t have kids after a hysterectomy – got no sympathy from his family.
He added: “When my brother found out about my loss, he said, ‘It’s a good thing that happened. Who knows what kind of monster it would have been’.”
The American couple, of Bend, Oregon, decided to try again – but Thomas had to inseminate himself at HOME with semen from a sperm bank after nine doctors refused to carry out the procedure on a man with a beard.
He added: “Doctors have discriminated against us, turning us away due to their religious beliefs.
“They refused to call me by a male pronoun or recognise Nancy as my wife.
“And receptionists have laughed at us.
“This whole process, from trying to get pregnant to being pregnant, has been a challenge.”
Thomas, who used to be lesbian Tracy LaGondino when living in Hawaii, was last night in hiding with Nancy after recording an interview with TV chatshow host Oprah Winfrey.
The show airs in the US on Thursday