Transgender man in Oregon gives birth to a boy
The reaction worldwide to the birth of Leo Murray Chaplow two weeks ago.
PORTLAND, Oregon (WDRB) -- A transgender man in Oregon has given birth to a baby boy. Leo Murray Chaplow was born July 14 to Trystan Reese and his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow.
Confused? Don't be. Reese was born as a female, but he is transgender. He is a man who has a uterus and the ability to have a baby. Reese told CNN that he had stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy. And he says they've been under medical supervision the entire time.
Reese has been public about the pregnancy posting updates on the Facebook page "Biff and I." "We are so lucky to have been able to welcome him into our lives and cannot wait to see who he grows up to be," they said.
Leo is the couple's first biological child, but Reese and Chaplow adopted Chaplow's niece and nephew in 2011. They document parenting adventures on social media. And they deal with the criticism and negative comments on their posts.
"We find that behind the shroud of anonymity, people feel pretty empowered to tell us what should happen to us, to our children, to our family," Reese told CNN. "The reason why you have a kid is because you want to see more love in the world, and remembering how difficult that's going to be, it's hard."
Since Leo was born, the couple has received an outpouring of support on Facebook and media attention from around the world.
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