A refugee woman who wants to transition to a man recently had her eggs frozen prior to beginning hormonal therapy treatments as she plans on converting to a male, marrying a woman someday and having the woman carry her preserved eggs. “I need to do this to be happy,” the woman, who only been identified with the name “Renee” (not her real name), told CBSLA.

She moved to the United States six months ago in her quest to become a man, but is aware that in taking hormonal treatments and having a hysterectomy, she will never be able to carry children for the rest of her life. Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, her doctor at the Fertility Institutes of Encino, told the outlet that once a woman begins taking male hormones, her ovaries shut down and eggs are no longer produced. READ MORE