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What is the difference between transgender and gay?
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/asexual/etc are all sexual orientations (having to do with who a person is attracted to). In contrast, transgender refers to identifying as a gender that doesn’t match what was assigned to them at birth. For example, someone born female may not identify as a woman, but rather as a man, and feel more comfortable with a masculine identity.
The term trans is an umbrella term that contains a plethora of different gender identities, and not just man and woman (there’s agender, non-binary, bigender, Demi, and so on)
Gender and sexuality are not the same things. Not every gay person is trans, and not every trans person is gay. Sure, many individuals are both, but it doesn’t mean it’s the same.
Can transgender men and transgender women have children if they seek medical aid?
Trans Men: Pregnancy is possible for transgender men who retain functioning ovaries and a uterus. Regardless of prior hormone replacement therapy treatments, the progression of pregnancy and birthing procedures are typically the same as those of cisgender women. It has been shown that historical HRT use may not negatively impact ovarian stimulation outcomes, with no significant differences in the markers of follicular function or oocyte maturity between transgender men with and without a history of testosterone use.
Trans Women: The general consensus is that it is unlikely, but not impossible, to become pregnant from a trans woman who has had stable female hormone levels for a couple of years. One way to be more sure is for your partner to have a sperm count and motility test done at their doctor's office. This would give her concrete knowledge one way or another about how much actual sperm they are producing, and how likely it is to impregnate you.