British Judge Asks for Fertility Law to be Reviewed After Trans Man Gives Birth

by admin on February 27, 2019

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A transexual man who carried and birthed a child recently was denied under British law from being recognized¬†as the father on the child’s birth certificate.

The¬†Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 states that any person who carries a pregnancy is defined as the “mother”.

After hearing the man’s court appeal that the birth certificate recognize him as the child’s “father” or “parent” and being denied, England’s highest family judge has asked for a review of the law.

“[Parents] should not have to explain once or even twice in a lifetime to their children why they are mum on their birth certificate but dad to them in real life,” the man’s family attorney said in an interview with the Telegraph. “A transgender person should never be put in that position. It is not necessary, and it is not proportionate.”

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