Thursday, September 12, 2013

Transgender man gives birth in Germany

A transgender man has given birth to his first child in Germany and wants to be registered as the baby's father.

A transgender man has given birth to his first child in Germany and wants to be registered as the baby's father.  

The father had insisted on a home birth to avoid being listed as the mother on hospital documents - a German legal requirement.

Although the birth took place on March 18 of this year the news has only just come to light. The baby was born at home, in the Neukoellin district of Berlin, attended only by a midwife.

The father had insisted on a home birth to avoid being listed as the mother on hospital documents - a German legal requirement.

Although the father has been taking hormone replacement therapies for years he elected to retain the reproductive organs of a woman.

Because he physically gave birth to the child the unidentified man is seen as the mother, however by law he is recognised as a man.

In 2001 German law dropped the previous requirement for gender reassignment surgery in order to be lawfully recognised in a person’s perceived gender.
  
For the res of the story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10301862/Transgender-man-gives-birth-in-Germany.html

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