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I am a trans man. I was married to a straight man who is staying with me through my transition.


I first became aware that I wanted children when I was about 17 but we had fertility issues and it took 12 years for our girl to come along! I conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).


I would consider coming off hormones at some time in the future to conceive again, likely with a donor embryo.


As a trans man who has always experienced dysphoria* it was tough going through IVF and pregnancy. The outcome (our child) is obviously completely worth it, but if I’d had support to assert my right to have my preferred name and male pronouns used I think it would have been easier emotionally.


My advice? Don’t be afraid to seek help, the trans community can be a little intimidating and showing up saying you want to get pregnant can cause strong emotions – but, we are there. We are a support network and you have as much right to access that support as anybody else.






*NHS.uk defines gender dysphoria as a condition in which a person feels there is a mis-match between their biological sex and their gender identity.

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