Yep, trans men can get pregnant. Why Calvin Klein's ad depicting a trans family is causing a stir.

Trans families have always been here, but a controversial new Calvin Klein ad is a reminder. (Credit: Instagram/Calvin Klein)
A Calvin Klein advert on Mother's Day featuring a pregnant transgender man and his trans partner has sparked a wave of backlash on social media.
"Today, in support of women and mothers around the world, we shine a light on the realities of new families," the company wrote in the caption of a Sunday Instagram post, which highlighted the campaign, which includes three non-traditional families - including Brazilian reality Stars Erika Fernandes and Roberto Bete.
“Erika Fernandes and Roberto Bete are expecting parents from Brazil. Roberto will give birth to his and Erika's son Noah any day," the caption continued, alongside pictures showing Bete visibly pregnant in Calvin Klein underwear, while his wife, who is wearing a CK sports bra and bottoms, looks on his arms clutches her bed.
"We can reproduce biologically or from the heart... our place is to love and be loved," the couple is quoted as saying in the ad.
Click through below to see the ad as published by Calvin Klein at position #4:
The post has since gone viral, and while several users have praised the fashion brand for its inclusive message, they were quickly drowned out by a slew of transphobic comments. Many of them threatened to boycott the brand, attacking the ad as a "wake-up campaign". One user even wrote, "Time to dump you Calvin Klein."
Conservative talk show host Steven Crowder turned the ad into a joke, writing: "We are in dire need of baby food! The left says men are at the root of all problems, so it's only fair to blame pregnant men, right? I wonder what Calvin Klein has to say about this. #calvinklein."
Calvin Klein has since released a statement defending his campaign and confirming that the company will always stand up to hate.
"We welcome this platform as an inclusive and respectful environment for individualism and self-expression," the statement said. "At Calvin Klein, we tolerate everything but intolerance - any intolerant comment will be removed and any accounts posting hateful language may be banned."
While a number of online critics seem to find the idea of ​​trans men having babies baffling, the truth is that trans and nonbinary people with wombs can and do give birth.
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Yes, trans men can have babies
According to the Human Rights Campaign's most recent survey, at least 20 million adults in the United States may be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender -- nearly 8% of the total adult population. Of that number, more than 1% (or over 2 million) identify as transgender. There is currently no data on how many transgender men give birth.
dr D. Ojeda, senior national organizer at the National Center for Transgender Equality, which works to change policy and increase acceptance of transgender people, says trans men have a number of choices when it comes to starting a family, but due to their specificities, far too little researched and little reported, this message is often not transmitted to society as a whole.
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