Woman genetically born as a man gives birth
A U.K. woman who was told she would never have children because of a rare condition recently gave birth to twins.
When Hayley Haynes was 19, she went to the doctor because she hadn't gotten her period, despite going through puberty. That's when they discovered she was born with an extremely rare medical condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome.
She told Good Morning Britain, "Genetically, I have XY chromosomes so the genetic makeup of a man, but physically I grew as a woman because the Y chromosome was faulty. I am a woman, I just didn't have the reproductive organs apart from the small womb. At the time I didn't know it was there so I was told I couldn't have children and I was devastated."
She told the Daily Mirror, "When they told me I had no womb, I was so confused. I felt sick. My biggest fear was never having children. Suddenly a huge piece of my life was missing, I felt like half a woman and was embarrassed. How was I going to tell a guy I was genetically male when I started dating?"
She eventually married her husband Sam in 2007, and doctors discovered that she did have a small womb that was missed in previous scans. Hayley says that is when IVF became an option and it gave them hope.
Doctors used hormone therapy to make the womb larger, along with her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Nine years later, she gave birth to twins Avery and Darcey using an egg donor.
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