Hayden Cross: Man becomes first British male to have a baby

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A man has become the first British male to give birth.

Hayden Cross, 21, is legally male and is undergoing hormone treatment to complete his transition.

And after using donor sperm to become pregnant, he gave birth to daughter Trinity-Leigh by caesarean in mid-June.

He told The Sun: “She’s perfect in every way.

“She is so good. I’m so lucky.”

Mr Cross was born a girl and has lived as a man for three years, taking male hormones during the period.

During the course of his transition, he had asked the NHS to freeze his eggs before the process was completed to allow him to have children later in life.

But the NHS refused his request, prompting Mr Cross, from Gloucester, to use an anonymous sperm donor to go ahead with his pregnancy.

Mr Cross now plans to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible.

Recounting his pregnancy, he said: “In September I got pregnant by a sperm donation.

“I found the donor on the internet.

“I looked on Facebook for a group and found one — it’s been shut down now. I didn’t have to pay.

“The man came to my house, he passed me the sperm in a pot and I did it via a syringe.”

Speaking during his pregnancy, Mr Cross added: “I found I was pregnant two weeks after the sperm was inserted.

“It was mixed emotions.

“I was happy but I also knew it would be backtracking on my transition.

“It’s like I have given myself one thing, but taken away something else.

“It’s a very female thing to carry a baby and it goes against everything I feel in my body.

“I was finally starting to become myself and become a man physically — but now my body is going in the opposite direction.”

The world’s first pregnant man was Thomas Beatie, from Arizona in the US. He gave birth in 2008 after commencing hormone treatment to become a man but keeping his reproductive organs.

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