54 Australian trans men bore kids this year


Statistics released by Medicare, the Australian health branch of government, confirmed that 22 men in Perth, 16 in New South Wales, seven in Victoria, two in South Australia and one in Tasmania successfully brought their children to this world.
Australia legally recognized transgender people in 2013. A spokesperson for the health department explained that for trans men it became possible to receive pregnancy-related health services through Medicare, which influenced on birth rates: “The department is aware of cases of persons identifying themselves as male having pregnancy related treatment which can be claimed under Medicare. Previously these items could not be paid to male patients,” the spokesperson said, The spokesperson added: “This change reflects that some individuals while identifying themselves as male still require and are eligible for services previously only provided to people identified through their Medicare records as female (such as gynaecological services).”


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