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US Transgender Man Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy

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US Transgender Man Gives Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy

In June, Trystan Reese grabbed the headlines as a pregnant transgender man - and he's given birth to a healthy baby boy.

Trystan, along with partner Biff Chaplow, from Portland, Oregon, US, now have a son to join their two previously adopted children.

The pair have named their new child Leo.

Speaking to Fox News, Trystan said: "I would say it's unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child."

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He continued: "The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life.

"To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing."

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Trystan, originally born female, began to take therapy hormones to begin his transition a decade ago.

Both the new parents had previously adopted Biff's niece and nephew after they were placed into their care, following their own mum being ruled unfit to look after them.

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The couple suffered a miscarriage last year and decided to try again as soon as possible for another baby before complications arose from starting and then coming off testosterone therapy.

They added that their friends and family have supported their decision throughout, but have received some backlash, including transphobic comments, online.

However, throughout his pregnancy, Trystan said the support he received from hospital midwives was commendable.

"There just hasn't been an ounce of transphobia form anyone I have come in contact with.

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"Every person wouldn't even bat an eye that there was a dude with a beard claiming to be pregnant, who is here to get bloodwork done - and I have been trans long enough to know that doesn't come magically."

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The news of this birth comes just a month after a British man became the first in the UK to undergo a similar pregnancy.

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Hayden Cross, 21, was three years into his transition to being male, but paused treatment to get pregnant via a sperm donor. He gave birth to Trinity-Leigh Louise Cross, and registered himself as the birth mother but did not list a father.

After welcoming Trinity-Leigh to the world, Hayden will not continue his gender reassignment surgery, as previously planned, with his breasts and ovaries to be removed next.

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Topics: Pregnancy, man, transgender

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