Ever since I was a little kid I've always wanted to have kids and I've wanted to be the one that carries them. However, I also am genderfluid (afab) and I want to go on t to help with dysphoria. I've heard that people can freeze their eggs but even then would I be able to become pregnant using in vitro fertilization?
yes, possibly. Everyone’s body is different, and everyone’s circumstances are different, so I don’t want to give an all encompassing answer that everyone thinks applies 100% to them.
Being on testosterone doesn’t always make people infertile. It is something to expect, but that may never happen (freezing the eggs is always a good move though). By infertile, here I mean not only able to get pregnant but to actually carry that baby to term. That being said, you would have to go off hormone replacement therapy before and for the duration of the pregnancy, and possibly even after, depending on what your doctor recommends. (The reason I mention this is breastfeeding, because there isn’t a lot of research on if this matters or not, and results are conflicting at times.)
Whether or not you can manage the dysphoria/emotional effects of discontinuing hrt, along with any possible physical side effects that may occur, is something you’ll have to factor in to the decision and not something we could give useful help on, probably.
If you look on YouTube and in the news there is without a doubt a transmasculine person that had hrt who has carried a baby (oh wait just found one), so that’s I would give you a cautious yes to this. However, I would really talk to a doctor more in depth about it. Good luck!!