Man decides to pause his gender reassignment so he could conceive a child. He says, “I didn’t feel like I had any choice but to have a baby now then get back to transitioning.”
Hayden Cross, 20, found a sperm donor on Facebook and became pregnant four months ago, shares Daily Mail.
He will complete his transition, which will remove his breasts and ovaries, after his child is born.
He told the Sun on Sunday: ‘I want the baby to have the best. I’ll be the greatest dad.’
Hayden has lived legally as man for three years. He has been taking male hormones which have given him facial hair and a deeper voice.
Desperate to have a baby at some point in his life, he asked the NHS to freeze his eggs before he completed his transition.
Sadly, he was left devastated when doctors refused to give him the £4,000 treatment, so he decided to look for a sperm donor online so he could give birth before he was no longer able.
He said: ‘I faced the prospect of not becoming the man I am supposed to be, physically, or a dad.
‘So I didn’t feel like I had any choice but to have a baby now then get back to transitioning.
He said the anonymous sperm donor, who he didn’t know, delivered the sperm to his door in a pot and he inserted it with a syringe because he could not afford a proper clinic.
Hayden said if the NHS had agreed to freeze his eggs then he would have waited until he was older and in a steady relationship before having a child.
He has said that he will ensure he stays single during the child’s formative years in order to keep matters as simple as possible.
He said: ‘I am worried about how I will look and what people will think and say about me.
‘There are a lot of small-minded people out there.’
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