The first British man to conceive a child has revealed he has received death threats after revealing he is four months pregnant
The first British man to conceive a child has told how he has received death threats after revealing he is four months pregnant. Former Asda worker Hayden Cross, 20, who decided to pause his gender reassignment process so he could give birth, said people have also 'threatened to beat him up'.
He told Lorraine Kelly this morning: 'Lots of people just don't understand.'
'I've had death threats - I understand that it's hard to get your head round it but more people need help and support,' Hayden said on the show.
Hayden found a sperm donor on Facebook and became pregnant four months ago.
He will complete his transition, which will remove his breasts and ovaries, after his child is born. Hayden, who lives in a council flat in Gloucester and receives unemployment benefits, has lived legally as man for three years.
|Former Asda worker Hayden Cross, 20, who decided to pause his gender reassignment process so he could give birth, said people have also 'threatened to beat him up'|
Desperate to have a baby at some point in his life, he asked the NHS to freeze his eggs before he completed his transition. But he was left devastated when doctors refused to give him the £4,000 treatment and decided to look for a sperm donor online so he could give birth before he is no longer able.
He said the anonymous sperm donor, who he didn't know, delivered the sperm to his door in a pot and he inserted it with a syringe because he could not afford a proper clinic. He said this morning that the process had been 'kind of scary because it's not something I wanted to go through.'
|Desperate to have a baby at some point in his life, he asked the NHS to freeze his eggs before he completed his transition|
Hayden added: 'I didn't realise I was transgender until I turned 17 - I was a tomboy for most of my life. 'I try to stay positive but it's not easy when you wake up every day hating yourself.'
He said he was not going to hide his gender reassignment from his child.
He added: 'I will sit [the child] down and explain - I'm not going to hide it and I'm hoping the kid will be open-minded.' 'I feel like this is too early but this is my only chance to have a family.'
Hayden also said that the sperm donor is not going to be a part of the baby's life.
|He said Kelly this morning that the process had been 'kind of scary because it's not something I wanted to go through'|
'I don't even know their real name - all I do know is that they have no medical history in their family,' he told the show. Hayden went to an all girl's school in Gloucester but he was expelled at the age of 14, around the time his parents split up.
He said he didn't fit in, made mostly male friends and loved playing football.
He said he is bisexual and has dated both males and females but prefers males.
Before becoming pregnant, Hayden was on the NHS gender transition process which helps around 3,000 patients in England at a cost of £22.72million or £29,000 per patient.
He will be helped though his pregnancy by his his local hospital’s NHS maternity services.
- Daily Mail