TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 841 times:
Men would not carry the baby. A surrogate mother would still be needed. The research concerns the possibility of two men being able to conceive a baby using sperm from one man and an "egg" created from the cell of another man.
I'm sure many people will not be able to even ponder such an advancement because it's "just too weird."
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 819 times:
In Stephen Baxter's book "Titan", which takes place in the future, he predicts that males will be able to carry a fetus full term, with, of course the needed anatomical adjustments, and deliver it healthy.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 811 times:
The article I read was more concerned with the father carrying the baby instead of mother. In cases where the female cannot possibly conceive or carry. The father would then take over the role much like a surrogate.
I think it would be great for those couples who have a demanding desire to have their own babies but otherwise couldn't, clearly without the use of a surrogute mother.
As for 2 men wanting to have children, I don't really have a problem with that, but it begs certain social and ethical questions that may be a little too distasteful for many.
On that note I would rather see a happy gay couple bringing up a child that is loved and revered than a disfunctional, bad and abusive straight couple bring up a child that was not wanted, in the environment of drugs and abuse.
KonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 766 times:
Another question about this: even if it did work and a man became pregnant, once 9 months rolls around, where would it come out? Neither male orophice below the waist can stretch enough (not that I know from experience, it is a fact they can't). They would need to do a cesarean.
I am against this. Guys do not have children. That's part of the beauty of being a guy!