Transgender couple make history with birth of their first child

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This Transgender couple have made history as the first transgender couple in South America to do so.

Fernando Machado, who was assigned female at birth and his partner Diane Rodriguez, who was assigned male at birth, welcomed their first child.

The couple who live in Ecuador have expressed their desire to have more children.

“We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we are the same,” Mr Machado told the reporter.

Ms Rodriguez said she never thought she would have the opportunity to be a mother.

“Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual,” she said.

The couple have not undergone full gender reassignment and were therefore able to conceive naturally.

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