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Portland transgender man gives birth to son

Biff Chaplow (left) and Trystan Reese with their newborn, Leo. (KATU)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) - A Southeast Portland transgender man and his husband are celebrating the arrival of their new child.

Trystan Reese gave birth to Leo two weeks ago.

Reese carried him for nine months after experiencing a miscarriage the last time he tried getting pregnant.

This time, everything worked.

"I would say it's unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them. So, we know it's unique," said Reese.

“The moment he was born was just, like, a pure moment of bliss, like, the happiest moment of my life,” said Reese’s husband, Biff Chaplow. “To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just, like, amazing.”

Reese says things have definitely changed. He used to be a pregnant man; now, he’s just a regular dad.

Reese was born female. He started taking hormones almost a decade ago but stopped when he got pregnant.

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