A 20-year-old man has become the first ever to become pregnant in the country and will soon give birth.
Hayden Cross shows off his baby bump
The first British man to conceive a child is four months pregnant and proudly showing off his bump, Dailymail reports. He was born a girl before he legally began hormone treatment.
The man identified as former Asda worker Hayden Cross, 20, decided to pause his gender reassignment process so he could give birth. He found a sperm donor on Facebook and became pregnant four months ago.
He will complete his transition, which will remove his breasts and ovaries, after his child is born. Explaining his reasons to the Sun on Sunday, he said: ‘I want the baby to have the best. I’ll be the greatest dad.’
Hayden, who lives in a council flat in Gloucester and receives unemployment benefits, has lived legally as man for three years. He has been taking male hormones which have given him facial hair and a deeper voice.
He gave reason why he wanted to have a baby. He said: ‘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.’
He said the anonymous sperm donor, who he didn’t know, delivered the sperm to his door in a pot and he inserted it with a syringe because he could not afford a proper clinic.
Now 16 weeks pregnant, he plans to have the baby before returning straight away to complete the transition process, which will remove his breasts and ovaries.
Hayden (Right) with a friend when she was still a girl
Hayden told The Sun on Sunday: “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.
“I want kid now, then it’s back to transition.
“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.
“I felt I’d no choice, I couldn’t afford a proper clinic.
“I don’t know who the bloke was.
“To be honest I can’t remember anything about him.
“He wouldn’t even tell me his name.
“He didn’t want any contact.
“He said he was just doing it to help people.
“It was the first attempt and it worked.
“I was really lucky.”
Hayden went to an all girl’s school in Gloucester but he was expelled at the age of 14, around the time his parents split up when his dad returned to taking drugs.
He said he didn’t fit in, made mostly male friends and loved playing football. He said he is bisexual and has dated both males and females but prefers males.
Before becoming pregnant, Hayden was on the NHS gender transition process which helps around 3,000 patients in England at a cost of £22.72million or £29,000 per patient.
He will be helped though his pregnancy by his local hospital’s NHS maternity services.
The first man in the world to become pregnant was Thomas Beatie, from Arizona, who gave birth to three children after having a sex change.
Mr Beatie was born as a woman, Tracy Lagondino, in Hawaii in 1974, but said he always felt like he wanted to be a man.
When he was in his twenties began having testosterone injections, giving him facial hair, a lower voice and altering his sexual organs.
In 2002 he had a mastectomy and legally became a man – but he chose to keep his vagina, uterus and other female sexual organs so the couple could have children, as his wife had had a hysterectomy.