Judge calls for review of transgender fertility law after man used sperm donor to give birth

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Transgender men’s ability to access fertility treatment to have children should be reviewed by the Government, Britain’s most senior family court judge has said.

Sir Andrew McFarlane, the president of the Family Division of the High Court, invited Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, to review fertility laws after hearing the case of a transgender man who was able to access a sperm donor 10 days after legally changing gender.

Sir Andrew was told that civil servants had drawn up a plan to allow the parent to be classed as “male mother”. But the judge was told the plan was unworkable.

The judge said that the Government should review the laws that allowed the man to receive fertility treatment, which…



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