Pregnant British man to be first to give birth in UK

Published: January 9, 2017


A 20-year-old transgender man will be the first male in the UK to give birth.

Hayden Cross was born a girl and was going through hormone treatment for his transition; but unable to get assistance from the NHS to freeze his eggs prior to his full transition, he decided to put the process on hold and find a sperm donor to have a baby.

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The 20-year-old supermarket worker used Facebook to find a sperm donor, according to the Sun. The Facebook page Hayden used has now been shut down but he said he had “no choice” because he could not afford the £4,000 procedure of freezing his eggs before completing his transition.

Hayden plans to continue his transition process, after giving birth, which will involve removing his breasts and ovaries. “I want the baby to have the best,” Hayden told the Sun. “I’ll be the greatest dad.”

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Despite ‘backtracking’ on his transition, Hayden told the Sun he felt that it would have made things more difficult if he had waited.  “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,” Hayden explained.

“It makes me angry that I’ve been put through this. Carrying a baby is meant to be a happy time, but in my body it feels wrong,” Hayden told The Sun.

“If I’d waited until I was 25 to have a kid then had the whole transition process ahead of me, it would be years. Doing it now means it’ll be 18 months out of my life then I can go straight back to my transition.”

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Hayden will not be the first man in the world to give birth. In June, a couple from Ecuador, both of whom are transgender, gave birth to a child.

This article originally appeared on The Sun.


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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 9, 2017 - 5:40PM

    Why so much money / time and efforts to defy nature . whats wrong with women giving birth. there are millions of women out there who will give birth for this man for a pittance. what are they achieving by this ‘ miracle ‘ ? Recommend

  • Saleem Adil
    Jan 10, 2017 - 12:08PM

    This is ridiculous. This person is not transgender. She is a woman and is transsexual. So it was normal for her to mother a child. A good psychiatrist would have convinced her to remain a woman, what nature made herRecommend

  • Fawad
    Jan 10, 2017 - 12:23PM

    Nature also gives you cancer. Why spend all that money to defy that then? Nature makes mistakes sometimes. The people who go through gender transformation don’t do it just for fun. In their head they feel like they are of the opposite gender.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jan 10, 2017 - 6:41PM

    ….and I thought GOT was hard to figure out.Recommend

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