Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Male Pregnancy Secrets Revealed!

RYT Hospital-Dwayne Medical Center has the following description of the first successful male pregnancy on their website:

In the years since the first "test tube baby" was born in 1978, physicians and scientists from RYT Hospital have been working to develop a viable technique for the successful impregnation of male individuals. Illustrated to the right is a recent radiographic image of Mr. Lee, the first human subject to attempt this procedure, which shows the healthy fetus developing in his abdominal cavity...

In vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques were used to induce an ectopic pregnancy by implanting an embryo and placenta into the abdominal cavity, just under the peritoneum (the surrounding lining)...

I highly recommend the website.

Some folks at Snopes, naturally assuming that this must be a well-written hoax, figured out that rythospital.com is registered to genochoice.com, which in turn is registered to the PaperVeins Museum of Art in New York City. Their website is also well worth a visit. ("The PaperVeins Museum of Art is focused on the creation, curation, exhibition, and study of contemporary art about the human body in medicine and technology.") The latest exhibition was AbraCadaver.

(A detailed description of male pregnancy is here.)

Very clever.

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