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Hyden Cross becomes first pregnant man to give birth in Britain

He got pregnant in September 2017 by a sperm donor. He found the donor through a Facebook group on the internet.

Jul 10, 2017 09:46 IST
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Britain's first Pregnant man gives birth to girl=Britain's first pregnant man has given birth to a girl. Hyden Cross, 21, made headlines around the world earlier in 2017 when he announced that he was pregnant by a sperm donor.

Three years ago, Cross had legally become male through gender assignment.

He, however, put his transition on hold to have a child. Reports suggest that his daughter, Trinity-Leigh, was born on 16 June 2017 by caesarian at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. With her birth, Cross became the first transgender man to give birth in the United Kingdom.

After the birth of the child, Cross plans to return to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible. Under the gender reassignment, he will have to under the process of removal of his breasts and ovaries. This reassignment will help him to transform himself into a man from a woman.

The first man to give birth was Thomas Beatie in the US in 2008. Born a woman, he had a partial sex change but kept his womb and was able to conceive.

About the sperm donor

Earlier Cross applied to have his eggs frozen in the UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS) with a hope that he would be able to have children in future. But after being refused, he was able to find an anonymous donor through a Facebook.

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