Freddy McConnell, the British transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment has today lost a Court of Appeal challenge over being registered as ‘mother’ on his child’s birth certificate.
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The multimedia journalist at The Guardian who was born a woman but transitioned into a man before giving birth to his baby boy, claimed that being referred to as a mother was psychologically scarring.
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Ten days after his transition, Freddy, who didn’t take out his womb, accessed sperm from a donor and was biologically able to get pregnant in 2017. But when he gave birth in 2018, he was legally a man. .
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He wanted to be registered as ‘father’ or ‘parent’ because forcing him to register as the ‘mother’ of the baby, identified only as YY, breaches his human right to respect for private and family life. .
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Mr. McConnell took legal action against the General Register Office, which administers the registration of births and deaths in England and Wales.
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