A transgender man has given birth after conceiving with his transgender wife. The couple have made history as the first transgender couple in South America to do so.
Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, and Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, had their first child in June after Fernando gave birth.
The pair are Eduador’s first transgender couple to have a baby after meeting on social media more than two years ago .Diane told the BBC :
“We don’t have a name yet – or rather we do – we are just waiting to announce it.”Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual.The law before demanded that to be recognised as a woman you had to be castrated.”We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we’re the same.”