A transgender man who became pregnant after conceiving with his transgender female partner has given birth in what is reportedly a world first. Fernando Machado used to be a woman, and Diane Rodriguez, used to be a man. Both had not undergone surgery during their gender reassignment process, making it possible to get pregnant.
The couple are Eduador's first transgender couple to have a baby after meeting on social media more than two years ago. Neither of them had undergone surgery during their gender reassignment process, so becoming pregnant was still possible.
According to what Diane told the BBC she said: "We don't have a name yet - or rather we do - we are just waiting to announce it. "Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual. "The law before demanded that to be recognised as a woman you had to be castrated.
"We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we're the same."
Fernando who is from Venezuela relocated to Ecuador after their online meet up to live with Diane. He was supported by his loved ones after explaining that he didn't feel comfortable being a woman, but Diane was rejected by her family even to the point of going homeless.