A German man has become the first German man to give birth to a baby. The person is a male, but has female reproductive organs.
He insisted on a home birth because he refused to be listed as the mother on any hospital documents – a legal requirement of in Germany.
The baby was delivered in Berlin with the help of midwives at home. The person is a transgender and identified as a male in the Government records.
He reportedly became pregnant through a sperm donation so the baby officially has only a mother and no father. This case is very similar to that of Thomas Beatie who has given birth to three children in US as a transgender.
Transgender people are able to give birth to children because even when a woman undergoes hormone therapy to become more physically masculine, they can retain female organs.