Jewish Journal


September 17, 2011

Israeli man seven months pregnant


Every now and then, I read a story that makes me wonder whether the news outlet got fooled by The Onion. It’s happened before, but then there also are times that stories seem odd or sarcastically headlined but are actually straight news from mainstream media outlets.

The following story may fit into the latter category. Yedioth Ahronoth, aka YNet, is reporting that a 24-year-old man, who kept his female reproductive organs when he underwent a sex change, is about seven months pregnant.

The man, who was born as a woman, is the first Israeli transgender to ever be pregnant. He is married to a man and is in the seventh month of pregnancy.

“Everyone was in shock,” said a patient at the hospital who was in the emergency room when the man walked in. “He looked like a man in every way and insisted that medical staff address him as a male.”

The man was reportedly sporting a goatee.

I’ve yet to see anyone confirm the story. And YNet has been fooled before.

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