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Can males give birth?

Men are not properly equipped for pregnancy or live birth, but there are two species in which the males are more reproductively capable: seahorses and pipefish.

Male seahorses and pipefish are specially equipped with pouches where they fertilize and incubate the eggs deposited by the female—while she recuperates at the seahorse spa.

A few weeks later, he gives birth and the monogamous, rejuvenated┬ácouple “reconnects”.


Birthing Males