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US ‘pregnant man’ has baby girl

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pregnant_beatie.jpgAn American man who was born female but underwent gender realignment
surgery, has given birth to a female baby, US media have reported.

Thomas
Beatie, 34, is legally male but kept his female reproductive organs
after having breast surgery to remove glands and flatten his chest.

Both Mr Beatie and his daughter are reported to be doing well in a hospital in Bend, Oregon.

He was inseminated using sperm from an anonymous donor.

The birth was natural, a source at St Charles Medical Center in Bend told ABC News, and took place on Sunday.

According to some reports, Mr Beatie had had a Caesarean section.

Former model

Mr Beatie, who sports a wispy beard, made headlines around the world when he revealed in April that he was pregnant.

He told chat show host Oprah Winfrey it had been his dream to one day have a child.

"I opted not to do anything with my reproductive organs because I wanted to have a child one day," he said.

Mr Beatie grew up in Hawaii as Tracy Lagondin and was a Girl Scout, model and finalist in a teenage beauty pageant.

He began to live as a man when he was in his 20s and officially changed his gender, he told People magazine.

He has been married for five years to wife Nancy.

Mr
Beatie’s obstetrician, Dr Kimberly James, told Oprah Winfrey in April:
"This baby is totally healthy. This is what I consider a normal
pregnancy."

Source: BBC

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