Men Can Get Pregnant, Too

Men Can Get Pregnant, Too


Couple weeks ago on Ask Cristen I tackled
the question, ‘Should Men Have a Say in Abortion?’ which left out a very important group of men
who absolutely should have a say in abortions because they can get pregnant as well. In a very cis-normative way I failed to acknowledge
the fact that uteruses and the ability to get pregnant intentionally
or unintentionally do not exclusively belong to women. Take it from commenter cldcollector
who said, ‘Hey, trans person here. Just because someone is assigned female at birth doesn’t
necessarily mean that individual identifies as a woman. *points to self* I’m here. I’m
genderqueer. I’ve also given birth to an amazing kiddo. Just sayin’.’ And thank you for saying. Similarly tuxedomarmot said, ‘I wish that
in conversations like these people would remember that trans people exist. Some men and non-binary
people do have uteruses, and their right to abortions are also important to consider.
Note that not all trans people transition or have surgeries. For starters not all trans
people have access to those things.’ While there’s no firm data on exactly how
many trans men give birth every year in the US, Dr. Jennifer Kerns who is an assistant
professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California-San
Francisco–that’s a long title–estimates that it’s in the thousands. And Kerns should
know because she recently conducted one of if not the first study examining trans men’s
pregnancy experiences. The study interviewed forty-one trans-men
about a third of whom had gotten pregnant unintentionally, which only goes to show yet
again how talking about reproductive rights as I did in very cis-normative and gender
binary terms, excludes some people who are also “at risk” for unintended pregnancies
and might face similar choices. Regardless of whether the pregnancies were
planned or unplanned though the men in that study highlighted two major difficulties with
their pregnancies. Finding adequate healthcare because healthcare for transgender people
in general is already challenging due to a lot of discrimination that happens in doctor’s
offices. If you are a trans-man looking for obstetric care that can also be challenging
to find a doctor who recognizes and validates the unique healthcare needs of trans-men merged
with the unique healthcare needs of someone who is pregnant. Heaped on top of that is
the challenge of merely walking through the world as someone who might outwardly look
like a man but who also has a pregnant belly. In addition to highlighting the very real
and important needs for trans visibility and acceptance in our society, reading first-hand
accounts of pregnancies in this study also highlighted to me perhaps some issues with
how we tend to talk about and conceptualize motherhood and fatherhood as well in very
gender-binary terms that might also be exclusionary to non-gender conforming people where mothers
and fathers might not look or play the same roles as we think of them playing traditionally
and that does not at all mitigate their love and care for their children. I just wanted
to leave you with this one quote from a twenty-nine year old respondent to the study who said,
‘Pregnancy and childbirth were very male experiences for me. When I birthed my children I was born
into fatherhood.’ And that sounds like a pretty incredible experience.

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100 Replies to “Men Can Get Pregnant, Too”

  1. These comments are pretty toxic…. I feel sorry for you as a content creator having to read this shit. alot of idiots out there.

  2. don't read the comments don't read the comments don't read the comments don't read the comments don't read the comments don't read the comments……

  3. Exactly how small does a minority group have to be before we no longer have to apologize for not including them?  It frustrates me that you have felt the need to apologize for talking about pregnancy as a women's issue because you failed to acknowledge that when discussing pregnancy it also nets a group so infinitesimally small that we don't even have data on it.  When the overwhelming majority of pregnant persons are women it is fair to talk about it as a women's issue.     

  4. I have encountered so many pathetic articles and videos in my life, but I haven't seen more pathetic video than this one.

  5. Holy shit…. What is this world coming to. No they can't. Please get out of the modern feminist movement, it is making you stupid beyond all levels of stupidity.

  6. Ok we need a new name for people who are born with a vagina, and a name for people born with a penis. How about vaggers and peners. That way nobody will ever get confused again with the words female and male. So now, anybody that was born biologically female should now be called a Vagger, and anybody that was born biologically male should be called Peners. That way there's no more confusion, since the words women and men, DONT MEAN SHIT ANYMORE!

  7. Any one tried the Pregnalarex Miracle (do a google search)? I've heard numerous amazing things about this popular how to pregnant naturally holistic system.

  8. Okay, yes. But I think it was pretty clear you meant biosex men in the first video and it wasn't so much gender as physiology. This is a very good example about the confusing semantics presenting themselves as we expand our gender awareness. We just don't HAVE the language to be concisely clear. When one says "men shouldn't have a say in a woman's uterus," what's really meant is "if you don't have the uterus in question, it's not your decision." It's no less horrid for one biosex female to tell another what to do with her body either. It's one person's choice, that's the one who's pregnant, ie, carrying the baby.
    (Just an fyi, I'm a bigendered biosex female myself.)

  9. He may identify as a male, but biologically he is and always be a female. When you did your video whether or not men should have a say in abortion, you were doing so from the fact that abortion affects a woman's body, not a man's body. It is a "right to my own body" argument, which is a valid argument. From the way the topic was framed, it was self evident that you were only discussing from the point of view of biological sex, not gender. You were essentially saying that the only person who gets the final say is the person whose bodily autonomy is being affected, which would be the person who is pregnant. It should be self evident to anybody that you were not excluding trans people. A trans man certainly has a choice, since it is his uterus. A trans woman does not, since she does not have one. This is just common sense and I think people were reading too much into the video.

  10. Satan is the father of lies and confusion and he is working overtime. I feel compassion for all because we are all being tricked in so many ways but the consequences remain the same if we don't reject the world and seek The Kingdom Of God, he is there for all if you truly seek him.

  11. In all your other videos concerning men you seem to use 'men' to exclusively mean 'male', now you are talking about transexuals your use of 'men' conveniently has changed to include females who want to be men. Funny that…

  12. Stop. Just stop. What the fuck? Why would a trans-man have sex with a man-man in the first place? A trans-man who is attracted to men-men would be…a straight woman, right? Or a gay man trapped in a woman's body? Am I a butch lesbian trapped in a man's body because I am masculine and like women? This whole argument is getting beyond stupid. Jesus, this is confusing. How about we just drop all the PC bullshit? If you have a uterus and can conceive a child, you are a woman, OK? That's nature. You can't wish it away. If you are a mannish woman who likes men, you are a tomboy, which is a fairly common thing. Certainly common enough that it doesn't need a made-up bullshit term like "non-gender binary trans-man."

  13. Actually, this doesn't track very well. We're talking about people with female reproductive equipment who have sexual relations with people with male reproductive equipment and become pregnant. That is, frankly, females getting pregnant from sex with males, period (no pun intended)). It seems that there is a lot of switching back and forth between talking about bodies and talking about spirits (or soul, or consciousness, or whatever term you specifically might use for the non-physical portion of who you are), and that never did anything but confuse the situation. Male bodies cannot and do not get pregnant; humans are not and can never be hermaphrodites (ie humans can't have a full set of male and a full set of female reproductive equipment). Any pregnant human has a female set of reproductive equipment, period, end of sentence, that's just life.

    The fact that it is possible to have a person who identifies as male but has female reproduction does not make that person a physical male. Deliberately obfuscating in the name of anti-hate just ends up becoming silly when it goes far enough. Can we find some way to talk about things honestly and matter-of-factly without yet more unclear language that confuses things further?

  14. if a man should become pregnant it requires: 1. A vagina.
    2. A uterus.
    3. Female hormones.
    chanse of giving birth of a HEALTHY child as male: 20-25%.
    At least, this is what I've heard.

  15. some of Ya comments make no sense because she talking about f+M gender not a actuall fucking male
    I can tell by reading some of you people comment's U just wanted To B a dick and that not only were U lost U couldn't even bother to keep up with what she was saying
    well anyways by

  16. Um, what about intersex people of any gender? How can you mention gender minorities without also mentioning natural sexual variation as well? 🙁 I'm intersex AND trans (genderqueer, nonbinary). The overlap between trans and otherwise gender non-conforming folk and sexual variation is too big to ignore. So… let's do better!

  17. I sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of soaring over the oilfields dropping hot sticky loads on disgusting foreigners. People say to me that a person being a helicopter is Impossible and I'm fucking retarded but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having a plastic surgeon install rotary blades, 30 mm cannons and AMG-114 Hellfire missiles on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me "Apache" and respect my right to kill from above and kill needlessly. If you can't accept me you're a heliphobe and need to check your vehicle privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.

  18. Ohh, so you mean trans-men can get pregnant, not real men. You see, ovaries and fallopian tubes are needed for a successful pregnancy. These organs are only found on females of our species, as well as all other mammals, not males. If a trans-men becomes pregnant, she obviously is not taking any hormones, and therefore is just a woman dressed as a man, I believe their kind are commonly refereed as "butch"

  19. Meh. Most people who say "men" are refering to biologically male humans. Same for "women" referring to biologically female humans.

    Now some intersex people sure, I assume some hermaphrodites can get pregnant. I dont really know. Hope they do if they want to.

  20. Also….don't forget that just because a human gets pregnant, doesn't mean they're going to have a "human baby". It's a not only ignornat, but is also non-human-phobic to think humans only give birth to other humans

  21. I am very depressed. I know I'll never be a real girl or ever have children. I decided to live my life without ever getting into a relationship with another person. These people talking science got me convinced I'm stupid and a lower form to other humans. Maybe the world I live is a delusion after all. I just wish I was born as a girl but now I'm stuck like this until the day I die.

  22. i would love to shoot babies out of my dick

    that would be nice

  23. The moment I read the title I realized how stupid this woman was and everyone else who thinks men can be pregnant are fucking retarted

  24. This comment section is a raging dumpster fire full of trolling, ignorance, and racism.
    It's really simple: People with uteri and ovaries can get pregnant. These people may be binary (women or men) or they may be non-binary.
    Really simple, why do people make it so hard?

  25. If somebody with a vagina wants a baby they need to find somebody with a penis. In the old days people with penises were called men and people with vaginas called women. This ancient system made it easier for people to have babies with each-other. In the future having babies is going to become a lot more complicated if we ignore this ancient system.

  26. You people have no logic and indulge your delusions. Being male is not something u choose and being female is not something u decide. You are born who u are. Unless u are intersex, stfu. Even intersex isn't complicated as u make it.

  27. It you have so much dysphoria, why would you get pregnant? You cut off you breast but can walk around for 9 months pregnant with life ( on of the most gánster female capabilities we have). So done!! These are females.

  28. the transgender community has single-handedly made the general public more stupid and ignorant than ever. good job confusing everyone with your "men can be pregnant too" nonsense. sit down.

  29. Trans = a mental illness . You’re either a man or a woman.
    Pregnancy= for women only.
    If you believe otherwise, you are mentally ill.. doesn’t mean you can’t be a nice person. But you are a mentally ill.

  30. really now some of you people saying that men can't get pregnant i'm a male and i'm 13 weeks pregnant with triplets and showing big time so you can eat it

  31. Not this weird shit again. Women are defined in part by their ability to get pregnant. Fucking weirdos and your freaky shit.

  32. This is so exiting i cant believe this is true finally the day ive been waiting for im a man someone please tell me how i can get pregnant so i can start having my own kids im so pumped to give birth can i breast feed too?

  33. Whats with mellinialls and labels ?? The world has now become as the say in stranger things " upside down world" as a milleniall myself i really despise our generation ! Uts the never ending need to be oppressed America is doomed

  34. Men can’t give birth because they don’t have a uterus, the mental gymnastics required to say men can give birth is laughable

  35. I still wonder if people would take our concerns more seriously if we point out sexual abuse is a lot more common among trans men/non binary people than cis women.

  36. I know why all this shit is trendy now. It's because it's somehting new, the extreme, just wait, this will become old hat and who knows what the next sexually related trend will be. I mean what's next? I identify as an African-english, hetero/homo ginger queen aphrodite????????????????

  37. Men can not have babies ….. Woman who have mental issues and "feel" they are men, can pretend they are men and get pregnant. No one who was born a man can get pregnant.

  38. Gender queer is not a real thing. There are only two genders, no where in science does it say other wise.

  39. Scientifically speaking men cannot get pregnant unless you can transplant a uterus into their body. It is why we call them men. Scientifically speaking women produce the egg and men fertilize. Can a woman who chooses to look like and identify as a man get pregnant? Sure, but feelings and desires do not trump simple biology. Men cannot get pregnant but women who identify as men can. The biology is important, especially when seeing a doctor. When you go to the doctor you are your biological sex period. Men get prostate cancer. If you go to the doctor as a transgender women and have prostate cancer, sorry, you are a man and it is important your doctor knows it so you can be correctly diagnosed.

    Think of it like this. If 300 years from now someone digs up a transgender woman's bones and they determine through their bones and genes he is a male do you think what that person felt when they are alive has any bearing at all on that truth? Do you think the determination of that person's sex should change if they happen to come across their diary stating they changed their sex? It is a tricky subject I know but sexual identity and biological sex cannot ever be conflated. We cannot trump science with subjective feelings.

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  41. This videos seems condescending and sarcastic .. like we dont already know trans people can get pregnany too lol tried it

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