Medicine: Pregnant Men

Last week a Manhattan cancer specialist announced a positive method of detecting a teratoma of the testicle, which is a monstrous kind of pregnancy in men. The test is precisely the test for pregnancy in women.

Men, of course, cannot bear babies despite the romantic notions called couvade, whereby the father writhes in bed when the mother goes through labor. But men may harbor the elements of muscle, skin, hair, cartilage and organs which go to make up a baby. The monstrosity's favorite nest is a testicle. In itself the teratoma is not...

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