Pregnancy in a transgender man
吉田, あつ子 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧
加地, 剛 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
今泉, 絢貴 University of Tokushima
白河, 綾 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧
須賀, 健一 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
中川, 竜二 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
前田, 和寿 University of Tokushima|Shikoku Medical Center for Children and Adults KAKEN研究者をさがす
苛原, 稔 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
岩佐, 武 University of Tokushima 徳島大学 教育研究者総覧 KAKEN研究者をさがす
Many transgender men receive testosterone therapy to achieve virilization. The therapy is often mistaken for having a contraceptive effect because it causes amenorrhea. However, some treated patients become pregnant, which is not well known. A 25-year-old transgender man who had received testosterone for 3 years had an unplanned pregnancy during discontinuation of treatment. He was unaware of his pregnancy, resumed testosterone, and continued treatment until pregnancy was confirmed. His female child was exposed to androgens during the fetal period; thus, careful, long-term observation was required. He developed insomnia and depression during the postpartum, and giving birth made it difficult for him to change his family register to male. Transgender men can become pregnant through sexual intercourse with biological men, even during hormone replacement therapy, so correct contraception is necessary to avoid unwanted pregnancies. Transgender sex education is important to increase awareness of this issue among individuals and medical professionals.
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Yoshida, A., Kaji, T., Imaizumi, J., Shirakawa, A., Suga, K., Nakagawa, R., Maeda, K., Irahara, M. and Iwasa, T. (2022), Transgender man receiving testosterone treatment became pregnant and delivered a girl: A case report. J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res., 48: 866-868., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.15145. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
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