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Transgender Man Gives Birth To A Newborn Baby

South America experienced its first transgendered pregnancy. A woman who was born a man married a man who was born a woman. The couple became pregnant, and now the father has delivered a healthy baby.

Residents in Ecuador may have done a double-take when they saw this expectant couple. Instead of the mother sporting a pregnant belly, it was the father who was carrying the bun in the oven. People might have thought it was a miracle, but there's a very good — albeit confusing — explanation.

Fernando Machado who carried and gave birth to the couple's child was born a woman. Though he's now living as a man, he retained certain female anatomy parts that allowed him to get pregnant.

His partner, Diane Rodriguez, was able to get Machado pregnant because she was born a man. Likewise, though living as a woman now, she retained the necessary plumbing to impregnate her partner.

The couple is overjoyed by the new arrival and say that they're not as different from others as you might think. "We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we're the same," Mr. Machado explained.

Until they met each other, they thought they might never naturally have children. Given the unique situation, pregnancy was possible. "This was the wish of both of us and there was nothing biological or legal to stop us, so we decided to do it," said Ms. Rodriguez.

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Facebook/Fernando Machado via MailOnline

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