Mr. Lee Mingwei is pregnant, the “world’s first pregnant man.” The research website of RYT Hospital at Dwayne Medical Center, an institution specializing in nanotechnological medicine, introduces visitors to Lee (primagravidus2 [G1P0000, EP1, IVF-ET1, Post term])3 and verifies his pregnancy through live feeds of his EKG, sonogram, and vital signs (weight, blood pressure, fundal height4 ). Interested viewers can watch a documentary of Lee shopping in Times Square, talking about his experience as the first pregnant man, or follow links to a U.S. News and World Report magazine cover hailing Lee as “MAN(?) of the Year” or to Lee’s congratulations to “fellow pregnant dad Thomas Beatie” (RYT Hospital). Thomas Beatie (multigravidus [G3P1011, EP1, ICI2, V1])5 is pregnant for the second time, having claimed for himself the label of “first man to give birth.” Beatie’s coming out as a pregnant man in the March 26, 2008, issue of The Advocate garnered immediate, worldwide media attention including discussion on morning news programs, CNN, The View, late-night comedy shows, and a guest appearance on Oprah. In November, 2008, ABC News’ 20/20 aired a special interview of Beatie and his wife, Nancy, with Barbara Walters; at the end of this interview, wallpapered with images of the Beaties and their gurgling four-monthold, Susan, Thomas announced that he was pregnant again and due in June, 2009.
Ludlow, Jeannie, "Papa’s Baby, Mama’s . . . Papa?: Toward a Faux Gestational History" (2009). Faculty Research & Creative Activity. 139.