First Transgender Man In Europe To Give Birth 'Fights For Right To Be Called Father'

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September 12, 2013
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A transgender man who became the first in Europe to give birth to a baby, has been forced to petition for the right to be called the baby's father, court documents indicate.

The unidentified Berlin man, who was born a woman, gave birth at his home with the help of a midwife and waited several weeks to inform authorities.

The case in Germany follows that of American Thomas Beatie – the first man to ever give birth.

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 transgender man registered the birth, Spiegel Online reports, filing for a birth certificate with his name as the father.

He purposefully did not include the name of the mother.