A transgender couple has become the first to have their own child after a man gave birth to his own baby. Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, met Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, on social media two years ago and started a relationship. Ms Rodriguez made headlines in Ecuador in 2013 when she was the first transgender candidate to run for Government.

The couple decided to be just as public with their relationship, sharing pictures on Facebook. Then they decided they wanted a child, and Mr Machado soon made the discovery he was expecting. The couple were able to have a baby because neither had undergone corrective surgery. READ MORE