Transgender Man Gives Birth
Written by Rika C on December 24, 2021
A transgender man was not here for the nurses at a hospital calling him a “mother” after he gave birth. Los Angeles resident Bennett Kasper-Williams was not happy with his experience at the hospital he was at. The 37-year-old gave birth via cesarean to a healthy baby boy, but spoke out after he was troubled by constant misgendering statements.
“No one can ever really know whether having children is possible until you try — being born with a uterus doesn’t make conceiving or carrying a certainty,” the father — who began transitioning in 2014 — shared of his parenthood journey. “That’s why it’s so important that we stop defining ‘womanhood’ in terms of ‘motherhood,’ because it’s a false equivalency that all women can become mothers, that all mothers carry their children, or that all people who carry children are mothers.”
Kasper-Williams began his transition in 2014 after he realized he was trans in 2011. He saved his money to pay for a $5,000 surgery which was for the top part of his body but not for the bottom.