Trans men have babies too

Did you catch those “provocative” teen pregnancy ads that were launched recently in Chicago?

unexpected? ad campaign featuring pregnant teen boy

Well, the Media Literacy Project has come up with a simple, effective counter-ad pointing out that some men do get pregnant–and while rarer it is not exactly “unexpected.”

re-mixed ad saying "trans men have babies too"

Nothing like reality to throw a hiccup into a campaign that relies on shock value. And I love the line, “All families, whether born or chosen, thrive on love, not shame.” That’s a reminder that’s applicable in basically a bazillion situations.

Via Colorlines.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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