Entertainment TV PEOPLE & 'Oprah' Exclusive: The Pregnant Man Speaks Out "I'm a person and I have the right to have my own biological child," Thomas Beatie says on the show Thursday By People Staff Published on April 2, 2008 02:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Video courtesy Harpo Productions The “pregnant man” is speaking out about his decision to have a child – saying, “I’m a person and I have the right to have my own biological child.” In a special exclusive featured in this week’s PEOPLE and on Thursday’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Thomas Beatie, a transgender male, talks about the baby he and wife Nancy are expecting this summer. “If Nancy could get pregnant, I wouldn’t be doing this,” Beatie tells PEOPLE of his wife’s hysterectomy. “Who hires a surrogate if they are perfectly capable of carrying their own child?” Click play for a teaser from Thursday’s Oprah. Beatie told Oprah: “I see pregnancy as a process and it doesn’t define who I am. Ironically, being pregnant doesn’t make me feel any more female or feminine.” Like this story? Click on the Yahoo Buzz! button below to Buzz it up!