Man Who Gave Birth Faces Court Battle to Be Father - the Local
As reported on Monday, the Berlin man identifies himself as a man but was born a woman. He still has female reproductive organs but has undergone hormone treatment and now looks like a man.
The child was born on April 11th in a home birth with the help of a midwife - as German hospitals are required to name a mother in their documents.
But the father claims the baby has no mother as, although he gave birth to the child, he is a man so cannot be a mother.
Despite being listed a man, in the eyes of the authorities he is the mother, the BZ newspaper reported on Tuesday. The case has been with the courts since April and it is expected to take a while to make a decision.
The newspaper reported that the court in the Schöneberg area of Berlin, which rules on family matters, will now decide whether the man may be registered as the father rather than the mother of the child.
Is it so hard to somehow have a document that indicates from where the sperm and egg came from? One column for biology, another for legality.