In a rare medical development, Britain’s first pregnant man has given birth to a baby girl. Hyden Robert Cross, 21 made headlines around the world earlier this year, when he announced he was pregnant by a sperm donor. Three years ago, Cross had legally become male through gender assignment.
He, however, put his transition on hold to have a child. After the birth of the child, Cross now plans to return to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible.
The first man to give birth was Thomas Beatie in the US in 2008.
According to British tabloid Sun, the cost of gender reassignment is £29,000 per patient, including support and surgery.
But Hayden was also desperate to have a baby.
Before completing his transition he asked the NHS to freeze his eggs in a £4,000 process in the hope he might have children years later.
But health chiefs refused.
When The Sun revealed his pregnancy in January, Hayden, from Gloucester, said: “I faced the prospect of not becoming the man I’m 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.
Photo: Hyden FB profile