Trans Ladies and Fertility: That Which We Understand, Everything We Don’t Understand, and Your Skill

Trans Ladies and Fertility: That Which We Understand, Everything We Don’t Understand, and Your Skill

By Trystan Reese, Director of Family Formation

“Can we hold him?” she asks, tenuously expanding her hands. “Of course!” We say, and carefully spot my baby that is 6-month-old in tender hold. Her eyes flood with rips. “i simply never ever thought somebody like us may have an infant. And todayfor me.… it’s too late”

Transgender females approach me personally every where to speak about fertility. In Instagram DMs, in elevators at malls, in resort lobbies during seminars. They ask to put on my child, thank me personally for telling my trans pregnancy tale, and share their devastation in regards to the not enough fertility information these were offered before, during, and after their change. Though our tales are very different (such as, i will be a transgender man and are transgender females), our shared thread of battle, sacrifice, and resilience is universal. Continue reading