A transgender man has revealed how he got pregnant during the transition after having an overnight affair with a man.
Ash Patrick Schade, 28, of Huntington, West Virginia, had been in transition for two years and was taking testosterone and estrogen blockers when he found out he was pregnant in February 2020, following a “Grindr hookup”.
“It never occurred to me that I could get pregnant while taking testosterone and estrogen blockers because it’s such a rare event,” Ash explained.
After finding out he was pregnant, Ash, a mental health worker and doctoral student, stopped hormone therapy to allow him to bear a child.
A month after finding out he was pregnant, he met her husband, Jordan, 28. His daughter Ronan was born in October 2020.
The couple are raising one-year-old Ronan together and Ash, who has had surgery to remove his breasts after birth, says he’s holding back from having sex reassignment surgery so they can have more children together.
After finding out he was pregnant, Ash, a mental health worker, stopped hormone therapy and gave birth to daughter Ronan in October 2020. Photographed while pregnant.
Ash, who was previously married to another man, explained, “I was going through a rough time between 2019 and 2020 and had mental health issues due to a divorce.
“I ended up logging into Grindr and accidentally got pregnant
“It was a huge shock, but I fell in love with my bump and went through the pregnancy, despite struggling with dysphoria and medical risks.”
Ash said he “felt like he had been in the wrong body” for “as long as he could remember” and was sent to conversion therapy by his parents as a child in the city. hope that would “fix” him.
“I hid my breasts and identified myself as a boy in school and passed Ash, and I was wearing dark gothic clothes to hide my appearance,” he recalls.
“Until one day my mother, who doesn’t wish to be named, sent me to school in a pink two-roomed for photo day and my teacher said loud and clear that I was in fact a girl called Ashley.