Expecting Bodies: The Pregnant Man and Transgender Exclusion from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

  title={Expecting Bodies: The Pregnant Man and Transgender Exclusion from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act},
  author={Paisley Currah},
  journal={WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly},
  pages={330 - 336}
  • Paisley Currah
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Medicine
  • WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
In April 2008, news about an Oregon man's impending parenthood spawned a media tsunami across the US and even internationally. The pregnant man was Thomas Beatie, a transgender man who had had "top" surgery and been on hormone therapy but had stopped taking testosterone in anticipation of getting pregnant. For trans people in the U.S., much of Beatie's narrative resonated with their own experience. While it is rare, but not unheard of in trans communities, for people who have transitioned to… 
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