Meet the world’s second ‘pregnant man’: Scott Moore expecting baby, ‘Miles;’ in February – report
BY NEIL NAGRAJ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Originally Published:Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:42 PM
Updated: Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 9:33 AM
Congratulations, it’s a boy – who will give birth next month.
Two proud papas are expecting a baby boy in February, London’s Daily Mail reports, in what will be the world’s second known case of birth by a “pregnant man.”
“We know some people will criticize us, but we are blissfully happy and not ashamed,” Scott Moore told the newspaper.
Moore and his husband, Thomas, were both born female and have undergone surgery to change their sex. The transgender Californiacouple is legally married, as Moore still has his female birth certificate.
Baby “Miles” has two brothers waiting for him, 10-year-old Logan and 12-year-old Greg, Thomas’ children from a previous relationship with a woman who has since passed away.
Moore, born Jessica, told the paper he first realized he wanted to be a man when he was 11.
“When I told my family, they thought I was crazy, but they gradually realized I was serious and allowed me to start taking male hormones when I was 16 years old,” he said.
His parents eventually paid for him to have his 36DDD breasts removed, the paper reports, but he could not afford the high cost of full sex reassignment surgery.
Moore still has female reproductive organs, and got pregnant using the sperm of a friend in June 2009, the Daily Mail reports.
Thomas, born Laura, underwent sex reassignment surgery last year. “We were so happy, we did what all gay men do when they get excited – we went shopping,” he told the newspaper.
Their story echoes that of Oregon‘s Thomas Beatie, who grabbed headlines in 2008 when he became the world’s first “pregnant man.” Beatie, born female, had undergone 10 years of sex reassignment therapy before becoming pregnant. Shortly after the birth of his first child, he became pregnant with another.
Moore and Thomas, who are planning a natural birth at their local hospital, are confident that their son will be able to cope with any teasing he might get about his two dads.
“We’ve been through it already,” Thomas told the paper. “My son Logan was bullied, but now he just says to teasers: ‘You may have a problem with my two dads, but I don’t, so you’re not hurting me.’ ”