The one too many blows to the head question of the day . . . What would men be like if we were the ones who got pregnant?
At the end of my first column on the issue, I said I would post another piece discussing the actual science of male pregnancy.
Is it really possible today? The answer, as I abstract from my 1997 book, Remaking Eden, is “almost certainly yes, but . . .”
from the April 7th, 2008 article Can A Man Really Get Pregnant? Sure, But It Might Kill Him by Lee Silver
In his article, Lee Silver made reference to an April 3rd Oprah Winfrey show which purportedly introduced the “first pregnant man” Thomas Beatie, who being six months pregnant appeared with his wife Nancy (there is an irony in her name that my fellow gridiron buddies will instantly pick-up), and his obstetrician, Dr. Kimberly James.
Tantamount to answering the question, are we alone in the universe, there is obviously a wealth of scientific data that supports the possibility that a human fetus could develop to full term in an “environment” as Silver calls it “other than a uterus.”
While I will leave the deeper discussions surrounding biological and moral imperatives to minds greater than mine, my question – having taken one too many blows to the old helmet on the aforementioned gridiron, is simply this . . . what would men be like if we were the one’s to get pregnant?
Use the comment section in this post to share your thoughts . . .