Can men get pregnant? Healthline says yes.
· Oct 6, 2021 ·

In a totally non-political answer to the simple question "Can Men Get Pregnant?" Healthline responded with an emphatic "Yes."

Of course after that yes, Healthline goes on to say,

In order to explain, we'll need to break down some common misconceptions about how we understand the term "man."

No duh.

The article goes on to explain,

Your reproductive organs and hormones may change what pregnancy looks like, but your gender isn't — and shouldn't be — considered a limiting factor.

They are correct here - your reproductive organs will change what pregnancy looks in if you have male reproductive hormones, it doesn't look like you'll be getting pregnant any time soon.

Perhaps my favorite line in the article admits just that:

To our knowledge, there has not yet been a case of pregnancy in an AMAB individual.

(AMAB: assigned male at birth.) Yes, to their knowledge no men have become pregnant yet, but who's to say? 🤷

The article began recirculating on the internet because, well, people like to share silly things. Ben Shapiro had the best response on Twitter saying,

C'mon Ben, that's what epidurals were invented for. And yes not everyone opts to get an epidural, but if you're a man having a baby, you probably aren't too concerned about having a natural birth, so it's fine.

Remind me not to go to Healthline for my health-related questions.

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