Stunning Lea Membrey, 20, from Auckland, New Zealand, visited a sperm bank three times before she began taking female hormones two years ago – and says the fact that she may one day be able to have a biological child of her own ‘incredible’.
Aspiring communications student Lea began transitioning in July 2015 after feeling ‘disconnected’ from her male body while growing up as a boy.
Since making the decision to transition, Lea has spent tens of thousands of New Zealand dollars (more than £5,200) on her new female body including getting breast implants, lip fillers, botox injections and laser hair removal.
Lea, who hopes to become a communications student, said: ‘I definitely want to have kids within the next ten years and having a child that is biologically mine is so important to me.
‘Although I don’t want children anytime soon I do want them to be naturally mine. I think it is incredible to know I can still have a baby that is half my DNA.
‘I had to bank the sperm before I started intensive hormone treatments because once you begin that your male organs eventually stop working altogether.
‘Now, nearly two years after I started the hormones, my testosterone is undetectable – I’m at the same level as a biological woman.’
‘I do see myself getting the full surgery but that’s not a priority for me right now.
‘What’s most important for me is being able go outside today and wholeheartedly be seen as a female.
‘I get a lot of people saying to me ‘you shouldn’t have got your boob job, you should have got the sex change surgery first’ but I feel like my boob job has made people see me as a female.
‘I’d rather go out of the house and look really natural and be happy knowing that I’m 100 per cent female.’
Lea suffered bullying and abuse throughout her school years for being gay – a label she accepted but never truly embraced.
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