Thomas Beatie was born as a woman, Tracy Lagondino, in Hawaii in 1974, but says he always felt like he wanted to be a man. When he was in his twenties he began having testosterone injections, giving him facial hair, a lower voice and altering his sexual organs.
In 2002 he had a mastectomy and legally became a man. Sterilization is not a requirement for sex changes so he chose to keep his vagina, uterus and other female sexual organs. He told Oprah: 'I wanted to have a child one day. I didn't know how’.
’It was just a dream.'
His wife, Nancy Beatie 46, couldn't carry the couple's children as she had a hysterectomy when she was younger. The couple bought sperm from an anonymous donor and Mr Beatie underwent artificial insemination. Photos of Mr Beatie with a baby bump and a beard made headlines all over the world.
He gave birth to all three babies naturally, Susan, three, Austin, two, and Jansen, who turned one last July 2011. Here and here.
Male pregnancy (here)