‘Pregnant man’ Thomas Beatie has won temporary custody of his three children while he goes through divorce proceedings with his wife.
Beatie earned the title of ‘pregnant man’ after he announced in 2008 that he was pregnant with his first child. The transgendered male has undergone several gender reassignment surgeries, but, up until recently, had kept his female reproductive organs in place in order to bear children.
He gave birth to three children between 2008 and 2010 through the use of artificial insemination. Beatie recently announced the troubled state of his marriage, and at the same time, he revealed he had completed his final reassignment surgery.
Divorce paperwork was filed shortly after the separation rumors were confirmed, and Beatie stated that his former wife was abusive, and he wanted full custody of his children. A judge in their case temporarily granted him that custody, after issuing a restraining order against his ex-wife.