According to British tabloid The Sun, 20 year old Hayden Cross from Gloucester, England is currently four months pregnant and is the first British man to be having a baby. Hayden, who was born biologically as a woman, has been living as a man for three years. He had been taking hormone therapy and was planning on transitioning by removing his breasts and ovaries. These plans have now been put on hold after he found a sperm donor on Facebook (who will remain anonymous) to fulfill his desire to become a father.
Cross a former ASDA worker, spoke to The Sun and said:
“I want the baby to have the best. I’ll be the greatest dad.”
Hayden’s decision to fall pregnant followed an inability to freeze his eggs for use at a later time, perhaps by someone else. The refusal came from the UK National Health Service. Cross says in his interview that he feels he is being “forced” to have a baby now and shouldn’t have to because he feels like a “bloke”.
He sees this as his only opportunity to be a biological parent as once his transition is final, he will no longer be fertile.
Here is how Hayden explained the process The Sun:
“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.”
Hayden says he does not know much at all about the donor:
“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.”
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