is Mr. Lee's due date? A due date has
not yet been set for Mr. Lee's Cesarian section operation. Please
see Mr. Lee's Online
Journal for the latest updates.
the birth be broadcasted live over the Internet? Mr. Lee has
become increasingly uneasy with the enormous media attention his
pregnancy is attracting. As a result, he is considering giving birth
in private. For the same reason, detailed information following
his pregnancy may be limited to the press as well as this web site.
Mr. Lee breast-feed the child? Though he may be biologically
able to do so, Mr. Lee has indicated that he will most likely bottle-feed
Is this a hoax or some perverse form of art-making? Some
web sites have claimed to "debunk the male pregnancy hoax,"
but they're mistaken. This is not a hoax like Orson Welles' War
of the Worlds broadcast. It's true that many of the people involved
in this project (including Mr. Lee) are indeed artists and
Virgil Wong has created an art installation of Male Pregnancy for
exhibit at the PaperVeins Museum of Art but yes, Mr. Lee
is really pregnant.
Where do I go for more information about male pregnancy?
A list of book references will be online shortly as well as additional
documentation of Mr. Lee's pregnancy.
were the exact hormones administered to the patient?
The following hormones were given to Mr. Lee: lutenizing hormone,
folicle stimulating hormone, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone,
thyroid, and gamma fluro buterarone. Please see Figure
1 and Figure
2 for more details.
does the fetus obtain nutrients from Mr. Lee's body? The umbilical
cord and placenta are implanted into Mr. Lee's body. The metabolic
exchanges between the fetus and patient, between mucosal with chorionic
tissues, are almost analagous to female pregnancies. For more information,
please see our Science of Male Pregnancy
have the hazards of massive hemorrhaging during similar ectopic
pregnancies been addressed? The chorionic tissues of the patient
were genetically altered to adopt biochemical properties similar
to uterine wall tissue. The modified cells possess similar characteristics
as allantoic cells and mimick their general properties during female
Was this an IRB approved study? The IRB (Institutional Review
Board) of RYT Hospital - Dwayne Medical Center fully approved the
male pregnancy research studies and clinical trials. Drs. Elizabeth
Preatner and Simone Lowell report to the IRB periodically with any
changes to the parameters of their study and updates the Board periodically.
are the EKG, ultrasound, and other vitals generated as Flash elements
or animated GIF's? An online medical telemetry
system records Mr. Lee's vitals and stores all the information within
an Oracle database. A graphic representation of selected data elements
is generated in real time as .SWF or .GIF files using WebObjects
as the application gateway.
does the live image appear to repeat occasionally? A cameraman
follows Mr. Lee 24 hours a day (he is also accompanied by a small
group team of physicians, researchers, and nurses). Most of this
footage is being shot for the film
documentary, but selected snapshots are published to the RYT
a single JPEG from this batch of images and displays it on the malepregnancy.com
home page. Occasionally, our live camera feed server caches the
image, and you will see the same image more than once.
back-end technologies are you using for this web site? MalePregnancy.com's
public Oracle database is fully-integrated with RYT Hospital's internal
ambulatory care information system (which runs off an application
called Epic). WebObjects is our application gateway for most of
the functionalities that you see, but the pages are dynamically
generated as static .HTML and .SHTML files to facilitate the indexing
of these pages by search engines.