A transgender man has announced he is pregnant with his second child six years after he was branded a ‘monster’ when he had his first baby.
Kayden Coleman, who began transitioning from female to male in 2009, said he found out in January he was seven weeks pregnant with current boyfriend, Dominique, 29.
The 33-year-old from New York, US, first hit the headlines after he fell pregnant with his first child Azaelia when he was forced to stop taking testosterone for his top surgery in March 2013.
The dad-of-one was shocked to discover he was five months pregnant with his daughter who is now six.
The expecting parents say they can’t wait to meet baby number two, despite previously facing backlash online from trolls who described Kayden as a ‘monster’ and called for his child to be taken into care.
The LGBT care worker said: “When Azaelia was born there were a lot of people who said they felt sorry for her and that she would grow up and be confused.
“But it’s important for people to understand that we have full autonomy over our bodies and we should do with it as we please.
“I can’t wait to meet my second baby and Azaelia is so excited about having a little brother or sister.”
Gushing about his second pregnancy, Kayden said: “I do enjoy parts of being pregnant like the fact it makes my beard thicker.
“But I don’t get the same pregnancy privileges because it is not obvious that I’m carrying a child, people just assume it’s a beer belly, so people don’t give up their seat for me or hold doors open.”
At the age of 20, Kayden realised he wanted to be a man and three years later started medically transitioning by taking testosterone.