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A British court ruled this week that a transgender man who gave birth after having partial gender-reassignment surgery must be listed as the mother, and not the father, on the child’s birth certificate.

Freddy McConnell was born female but began self-identifying as a male during adulthood. McConnell started taking testosterone at age 25 and then had a mastectomy. McConnell then stopped taking testosterone, during which time the transgender man became pregnant using sperm from a donor, the Guardian newspaper reported. McConnell wanted to be listed as the child’s father on the birth certificate but was told by the registrar that British law would not permit it. On Wednesday, Judge Andrew McFarlane of the High Court of Justice agreed with the current law and ruled McConnell must be listed as the mother. “There is a material difference between a person’s […]

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