Male pregnancy is the incubation of one or more embryos or fetuses by male members of some species. Most species that reproduce by sexual reproduction are heterogamous —females producing larger gametes ova and males producing smaller gametes sperm. In nearly all animal species, offspring are carried by the female until birth, but in fish of the Syngnathidae family pipefish , seahorses and the leafy seadragon , males perform this function. Human males incubating fetuses are a subject of popular imagination and a recurring theme in speculative fiction. In some very rare genetic conditions, genotypical males develop as female and possess the anatomy required for gestation; these intersex women have carried fetuses to term and given birth.
And, of course, they were the ones I was speaking to with that line. My name is Elliott. I have to come out endlessly as trans, as nonbinary, as queer, as not-every-trans-nonbinary-queer. I have been so dissociated from my reproductive organs for so long that it just felt like a constant and unpredictable intrusion, until my partner started regularly observing the cycle of changes in my body. So it was a no-brainer for me to choose Clue over any other apps.
Some people including some healthcare practitioners incorrectly think that taking testosterone is a form of contraception. Many transgender men and nonbinary or genderqueer AFAB assigned female at birth people take testosterone as a form of gender affirmation therapy. Testosterone is not a form of birth control.
He wanted to give them a chance at birthing their own children, especially in countries like his native Sweden where surrogacy is illegal. He auditioned the procedure in female rodents. Then he moved on to sheep and baboons. Two years ago, in a medical first, he managed to help a human womb—transplant patient deliver her own baby boy.