nearly 40 percent of French men told a recent survey that they would, science permitting, like to become pregnant.I just can't imagine any poll of American fathers that would get a similar result.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos and published in the current issue of Children Magazine (Enfants Magazine), showed that 38 percent of the more than 500 fathers of children up to seven interviewed by phone said they would like, or would have liked, to be the one to carry their offspring to term.
Maybe I'm romanticizing the experience since my youngest is almost 18 years old, but for all the discomfort and pain, I wouldn't have traded the experience of carrying our children off to my husband for anything. And, except for a few moments in the 9th month or during heavy labor, I felt that way then. One more reason why I'm glad not to have married a Frenchman.
UPDATE: I removed the hermaphrodite comment, since I didn't realize that was a term for people born with both genitalia. To tell the truth, I knew the term for mythology and literature classes rather than biology.