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02 March 2019

Volume 27 | Issue 3

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Mothers and fathers: what's in a name?

In February 2019, The Telegraph reported the case of a child, known for legal reasons as YY, who could become ‘the first baby in Britain to not to have a mother’ (Stanford, 2019). The case is being brought to the High Court by ‘TT’, who gave birth to the child but seeks to be recognised on YY's birth certificate as the father, better reflecting his identity as a transgender man. This—and TT's proposed compromise of being registered as the ‘parent’ or ‘gestational parent’—has been rejected.

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