Trans men are individuals who were assigned female at birth but identify as male. Some transgender men may choose to undergo hormone therapy and other medical interventions as part of their transition. This can have a number of effects on the body, including the suppression of menstrual periods and the inability to conceive a child.
However, it is important to note that not all trans men will experience these changes. Some may continue to have menstrual periods and be able to conceive a child, even after undergoing hormone therapy. Additionally, not all trans men want to undergo hormone therapy or other medical interventions.
For trans men who do want to have a child, there are several options to consider. One option is to freeze eggs before starting hormone therapy. This can preserve the ability to conceive a child using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a surrogate in the future.
Another option is to carry a pregnancy oneself. Some trans men may choose to stop hormone therapy during the pregnancy, while others may continue to take hormones. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about trans health in order to determine the best approach.
It is also worth noting that, for trans men who do choose to carry a pregnancy, there can be additional challenges and barriers. This can include discrimination and lack of access to healthcare that is supportive and affirming.
Overall, while pregnancy is possible for some trans men, it is not always easy and may require medical intervention. It is important for trans men to work closely with their healthcare provider in order to determine the best approach for them.