In a first, trans-man pregnant, set to give birth next month

Two years ago, Sahad (23) and Ziya Paval (21), a transgender couple living in Kozhikode, started their gender transition process. But early last year, Sahad paused the journey to become a trans-man midway, to first becoming a parent, reported The Indian Express.

Sahad is eight months pregnant now and plans to continue the gender transition process after delivery.

“When we started to live together three years ago, we thought our lives should be different from other transgenders. Most transgender couples are boycotted by society as well as their families. We wanted a baby, so that we leave behind something of ourselves even after our days in this world are numbered,’’ said Paval, a classical dance teacher.

“Our journey to become a trans man and trans woman will continue. I am still continuing the hormone treatment to become a trans woman. Six months or a year after delivery, Sahad will also resume the treatment to become a trans man,’’ said Paval.

Sahad and Paval have been living together as a transgender couple for the last three years. While Paval is from Kozhikode, Sahad, who worked as an accountant before going on maternity leave, is from Thiruvananthapuram. Both left their families after realising their transgender identity, reads the report.


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