Transgender man gives birth following surprise pregnancy

Henrý Steinn

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We first learned the inspiring story of 19-year-old Henrý Steinn through Gay Iceland.

Shortly after beginning life as a male, he unexpectedly found out he was pregnant, thanks to his boyfriend Doddi.

Steinn says he learned the news mere months after he started transitioning; a few weeks before he was scheduled to begin taking testosterone.

“I was well into the consultation,” he says, “and was living as a man but was about one or two months away from starting the hormone treatment when I found out I was pregnant.”

“It would probably have been less likely for me to fall pregnant after that, but not impossible.”

He decided he’d hold off on gender hormone treatment that could potentially affect the baby, continuing to live as male during the pregnancy.

“It was a bit of a shock when I started suspecting it,” he says, “but very soon I started seeing it as an opportunity to have my own baby.”

“I felt a little bit nervous about telling my consultants about the pregnancy but they were very supportive; in fact, my psychiatrist had encouraged me to start thinking about whether I wanted to have a family, and how.”

He says health care staff were highly sympathetic about his unique situation.

After 26 hours of labor, he gave birth to a health baby girl via C-section on April 13th.

“I’m breastfeeding,” Mr. Steinn reveals, “and will do so until she and I have had enough, but I expect to resume the consultation for the transition as soon as possible.”

h/t: Pink News

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