BERLIN – A German transgender man has given birth to a baby after using a sperm donor to become pregnant.
He identifies as male, but has a female reproductive system. He is the first transgender man to have a baby in Europe.
The baby boy was born on March 18th, the news just come to light when he was delivered in a home with the help of a midwife in the poor town Neukoellin of Berlin, as hospitals are required to write the name of the mother in their records when a child is born.
A spokesman for the Berlin Senate Administration said “The person in question did not want to appear as a mother but as a father on the birth certificate and that request has been honored”.
On government records the new father, who is transgender, is registered as a man. This makes him the first male in Germany to give birth, Berlin newspapers reported.
Although the father has been taking hormone replacement therapies for years he elected to retain the reproductive organs of a woman.
Born Tracy Lehuanani LaGondino, Beatie was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the first of two children. As a teenager, Beatie was a female model and Miss Teen Hawaii USA pageant finalist.
In 1996, Beatie graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and later pursued an Executive MBA in 1997.
He founded Normal, a progressive clothing company, which has since expanded in federal trademark to film and video production.
He competed in full-contact fighting and was a black belt and tournament champion in Taekwondo.
At the age of 10, Beatie started to self-identify with the male gender. At 23 years old, he began testosterone hormone treatment to transition to living life as a man.
At the father’s request however, details about the sperm donor or any possible relationship have been withheld to protect the child from attention.
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