Transgender Man Becomes Chile’s First to Give Birth
A Chilean transgender man is making headlines as it is believe to be the first man to give birth in the South American country.
Only identified as “Matias,” the person is legally a man, but he was somehow able to keep his female reproductive organs, according to The Santiago Times.
The Times calls it “the first recorded male pregnancy in Chile’s history.”
Matias talked about how her life has changed after the pregnancy.
“We know that our case is a milestone, a precedent,” he’s quoted by Gay Star News as saying.
“Along the way we discovered loop holes and such, but the entire thing has been so normal. Our life hasn’t changed in absolutely any respect.”
Alberto Roa, from Chilean LGBT organization Movlih, told the Times that Matias’ trans status could about his child in the long term.
“The fact that the child might not legally belong to both parents would undoubtedly affect their quality of life, because the law does not address diversity types of families,” Roa said.
The first transgender man to give birth in the U.S. was Thomas Beatie, who became known as “The Pregnant Man” in 2008.
Since then, Beatie, has given birth to three children. He recently announced plans to appeal his divorce after his marriage was declared invalid by an Arizona court.
(h/t Huffington Post)