Male pregnancy may be closer than you think


EXCERPT: If you could have one science fiction idea come to fruition in the next five to 10 years, would male pregnancy be on the list? [...] It might not be as appealing as warp drive, long-duration suspended animation, or uploading a human mind into an immortal android body, but based on current trends male pregnancy is likely to happen far sooner than any of those.

[...] the man would be given a uterus of his own. Or her own, since the first uterine transplants to enable “male” pregnancy will most likely be performed on transgender people. Currently, gender-change therapy (culminating in gender reassignment surgery) can provide a man with a body that looks and feels female, with lactating breasts, even a “neoclitorus” reconstructed from penile tissue and enabling orgasm.

Transgender women cannot yet have babies, but transplanting a functional womb is not impossible, explained Karine Chung M.D., who directs fertility preservation program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. “It’s doable, it just hasn’t been done…My guess is five, 10 years away, maybe sooner.”

The logical progression before one transplants a uterus into a man, or a former man, is to transplant one into a woman. That step has been achieved...

Wait, we're suddenly admitting transgender women are actually males? Wouldn't their insistence on being accepted as women preclude the possibility of "male" pregnancy, or does anyone actually think a cisgender male would ever have a uterine transplant?

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