Kerala trans-couple set to welcome baby next month


Kozhikode: A transgender couple in Kerala has announced that they are expecting a baby next month, in possibly the first such pregnancy of a trans person in the country.

Ziya Paval, a dancer, took to Instagram and announced that her partner, Zahhad, is now eight months pregnant.

“We are about to realise my dream of becoming a mother and his dream of becoming a father. An eight-month-old foetus is now in (Zahhad’s) belly… From what we came to know, this is the first trans man’s pregnancy in India…,” Paval said in the Instagram post.

The couple, who have been living together for the past three years, were undergoing hormone therapy.

However, Zahhad, who was transitioning to become a man, has stalled it to conceive a baby.

Zahhad was undergoing the process for breast removal surgery that was stopped for the pregnancy.

Paval has thanked her family and the doctors for their support.

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