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Israeli man gives birth

Transgender man makes history, becomes first Israeli male to give birth Thursday

Neri Brener
Published: 12.30.11, 19:16 / Israel News

Yuval Topper, 24, an Israeli transgender man, gave birth at the Sheba Medical Center Thursday evening.


Topper is the first Israeli transgender man to become pregnant and give birth. He underwent a sex change operation some three years ago.


Topper's contractions began Thursday evening while traveling en route to Jerusalem. As result of heavy traffic, he and his partner decided to head to the Sheba medical center, near Tel Aviv.


"We preferred to go to Hadassah Mount Scopus, a hospital where we received excellent treatment in the past, but we were forced to head to Sheba as result of the birth's quick progress," Topper said. "The staff at the hospital treated us with dignity and consideration."


The Sheba medical center declined to comment on the report.


Topper shocked medical staff in central Israel a few months ago after walking into an emergency room and informing doctors that he underwent a sex change operation and is pregnant.


“Everyone was in shock,” said a patient at the hospital who was in the emergency room when Topper walked in. “He looked like a man in every way and insisted that medical staff address him as a male.”


Sarit Rosenblum contributed to the story




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