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Male pregnancy and lactation?

I’ve been collecting material on this topic for a long time. The question is not so dumb as you think. Can a man give birth to a child? Obviously not, but it’s worth examining this phenomenon. Take a look at what a man needs for pregnancy and what could be the solution:

  • womb: a solution could be ectopic pregnancy as an amazing 5% of extrauterine pregnancies are viable. The other method is the artificial womb.
  • hormones: oral doses of female hormones would be administered to the man to make him receptive to the pregnancy.
  • implantation: fertilization would be done in vitro by implantation into the abdominal cavity
  • delivery: it would require open surgery (Cesarean section) to remove the baby and the placenta. Removal of the placenta is the real danger because it forms such intimate connections with surrounding vessels that massive hemorrhage is likely.
  • lactation: it’s possible as there are more medications that stimulate a man’s mammary glands (mostly in hormone treatment of prostate cancer patients).

The dangers of such a course of action are far too high for the idea to be taken as anything more than a bit of scientific “what if” entertainment, however.

Malepregnancy.com is a well-known hoax site monitoring the world’s first male pregnancy. The site hosts even news coverage, video clips of Mr. Lee, an ultrasound video of his “baby” or an interview with Mr. Lee Mingwei himself.

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How beautiful it would be!

References:

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Mr. Mingwei

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24 Comments Post a comment
  1. How would vascularization work?

    January 10, 2007
  2. (I’m just curious; I know little about this.)

    January 10, 2007
  3. Where did you find the info about 5% ectopic being viable?

    January 10, 2007
  4. In this article, I know it’s not Science or Nature, but…

    January 10, 2007
  5. Thanks a lot. Pity they don’t cite their sources though.

    January 10, 2007
  6. You’re welcome! I’ve tried to find a proper publication about it , but no results…

    January 10, 2007
  7. girl from outer space #

    dhang! men should get pregnant too so they can feel how hurt to be pregnant so some males realize that pregnant is serious hehe…

    March 17, 2007
  8. girl from outer space #

    for all mens! u guys have to wear condoms so u guys not to get pregnan hahaha…

    March 17, 2007
  9. HELLO this website is tool cool

    April 26, 2007
  10. helo i love yar webpage its tool cowl yoooool

    April 26, 2007
  11. hi dere my name is vagina(dont laugh its notfunny) i dnt belive dis site and u shuldnt write things like dis ok? male pregnacies come out of da anal

    April 26, 2007
  12. Now how about transexual female pregnancy?

    June 25, 2007
  13. In addition, immunosuppressive drugs are required to prevent rejection.

    June 26, 2007
  14. man_from_mars #

    this is sick. i really hope this mr. lee guy dies before he gives birth to the child, although i think he can not have it. damn you mr. lee

    August 2, 2007
  15. scarr #

    this is shit…

    August 4, 2007
  16. hai dear freinds i belive it i am also male i need this operation becuse i want make a baby in my
    body so plese any body this message recive then plese help me

    August 10, 2007
  17. malepregnancy.com is FAKE #

    man that male pregnancy website is bulls***!! People ask if he would give birth on Tv and how the webpage wont say anything about when hes going to “have” it. They even said that they wouldnt write anything about the birth on the webpage. You know if this is a dedicated and real webpage then they would put info like that on there. I wonder how long this site has been up for. If its been up for a while then “Mr. Lee” has been pregnant for a long time..lol..haha..he must be about ready to blow up…hahahahaha

    September 25, 2007
  18. fanny78 #

    hello

    December 4, 2007
  19. Foxtrotindiabravoindiaecho #

    I cannot believe that people who obviously have internet access, enabling them to view the Mr Mingwei’s pregnancy website, do not have the where-with-all to use that resource, do the slightest bit of investigation and discover that it’s actually f***ing ARTS PROJECT…IT’S NOT REAL. All over the world,folk are posting their reponses ranging from the uttterly disgusted (“Mr Mingwei, rot in hell!”) to the disturbingly desperate (“I need this operation too.” At the risk of sounding like a cold-hearted b*tch, let me say I do sympathise, and if you ever recover your marbles, adoption may be an option for you.), yet those folk are unable to journey a little further into the google-sphere and discover that that site is the attempt of two artists to explore a fictional scenario. Shame on you all.

    January 12, 2008
  20. I hope someday male pregnancy happin.I went threw 4 pregnancys and went threw childbirth 4 times in my life.I a supportive husband and helpfull kids.my husband want be to have more kids .one certin level i wish he could of experance the ups and downs of pregnancy feeling the baby kick for first time is great feeling but the back pain isnt so great.the labor is extremely painfull.I would like to take care of the house and take care of the kids and himself.while have size of basketball in front of you.Ilove to see man handle childbirth!

    January 29, 2008
  21. Ziaur Rahman #

    Only stupid mancan do such things that violet the law of nature.
    Its a risky game. There are meny things to do for mankind. Therefore, we should spend our time to do somthing for mankind and should avoit such idiotic jobs like male pregnancy. The men who went for pregnancy are definately psycriatic patients and they should treat immediately.

    June 15, 2008
  22. Jaden #

    Couldn’t they just allow the placenta to attatch to like a kidney or something so what ever it attatches to could be removed with the placenta? I mean come on, this seems so possible if someone could just do it already! I don’t see why if pregnancy is such a “gift”, only women are allowed to experience it. It’s so blatently unfair that God or evolution or whatever screwed over an entire gender to the pit of ridiculous worthlessness while women are made literal child factories to grow, feed and temperamentally handle offspring. Why couldn’t women have been given testes and a pull tab to set it off instead of making a token gender for it?

    June 16, 2009
  23. Cameron Sturges #

    hello

    September 10, 2010
  24. Cameron Sturges (Wesley College Perth) #

    Hi im a male boarder at wesley and i would like to get pregnant can you help me

    September 10, 2010

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