19, Want A Kid And Going On HRT

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Spectral - October 30

I'm a transgender male who is currently set to go on testosterone next year. This will masculine my body and make me a lot more comfortable in my own skin, but the effects on my fertility can't be predicted. The problem with this is that I want to have a biological child during my life, and I feel like it will bother me for my whole life if I couldn't do that because I chose hormones before pregnancy.

I looked into storing my eggs, but the success rate isn't high enough for me to take the chance. 

I understand that 19 is not the ideal age for most people to have a child and, ideally, I would like to wait a few years before doing it myself - but I can't face the thought of avoiding hormones until I'm older and "ready". I need to be moving forward in some way. 

I have money saved, a supportive boyfriend and family who understand my situation, and I feel like I would be capable of handling the discomfort being a pregnant male would cause. I'm home educated and will be finishing my last courses later next year. I've always enjoyed the company of babies and children, and I've never been the kind of person who likes to go out and party. I live with my parents and two brothers (14 and 17).

I guess I'm looking for by posting here is stories from other people who have had children before they were in a "perfect" situation, who had them earlier than ideal because of something that could have affected their fertility, who had them at a similar age, etc. What I'm definitely not looking for is judgement for my being a trans man who wishes to get pregnant. Anything else worth me considering would be good too. Thanks! 

 

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