Kayden Coleman, 34, is a proud father of two children whom he gave birth to. His appearance is masculine at a glance, however, he has a womb and female reproductive organs.
Coleman has opened up about his harrowing experience during pregnancy, insisting the need for education on trans pregnancy among the medical community and public.
The American lawyer has a seven-year-old named Azaelia and a 10-month-old named Jurnee with his partner.
Coleman was born transgender and he grew up identifying as female.
In 2013, he had a mastectomy, a dream come true for him as he hated his breasts from a young age. She got pregnant a month after the surgery, a decision his girlfriend then was opposed to.
“I never had bottom surgery because it’s expensive, there are often a lot of complications with it and it can numb things sexually,” he told a UK newspaper
Medical practitioners were puzzled by his gender identity, some even advising him to procure an abortion. “I was asked not to be in spaces in which I needed to seek help from because they were women spaces.”
This is what triggered his mission in creating awareness about transgenders and trans pregnancies. He hosts trans fertility and birth workshops.
Upon discovering he was expecting his second child with his partner Dominique Glinton, he decided to conceal his baby bump as a beer belly.
“I didn’t have to walk around in fear, worrying that people wanted to inflict violence on me because they thought I had a beer belly,” he said. He gave birth to his child 10 months ago.
Mr Coleman is pumped up to change the narrative. He hopes for a day when pregnant transgenders will be accorded respect and equal treatment.