“Trans Men Need the Competent Fertility Care I Never Got”

Advocate, March 09 2016

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted children. For most of my life, I thought that I would carry my child, but those feelings changed shortly after I came out as a trans man and started taking testosterone.

Producing a genetically related child was still important to me, but I was no longer able to see myself carrying a pregnancy. After discussing all of our options, my wife, Caroline, and I decided that the closest we would ever get to creating another human together would be to fertilize my eggs with donor sperm and to then implant the embryo into Caroline for her to carry the baby.

Now after the process I am left with psychological pain from my memories of being treated like a disease that one might catch, and my fear of this happening every time I see a new doctor.

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