A Spanish man who was born female has said he is pregnant with twins after a course of fertility treatment.

Ruben Noe Coronado, 25, plans to bring up the babies with his partner Esperanza Ruiz, 43.

The couple have said they hope to marry before the babies arrive in September.

Mr Noe Coronado interrupted his gender reassignment treatment in order to become pregnant.

He said: “I’ve gone public with this so people start to see a transsexual pregnancy as normal.

“But I am thinking of selling the picture everyone’s going to want of me looking pregnant.

“If I don’t do it, someone else will and they’ll make a fortune.”

However, he vowed not to sell photographs of his children, saying he wanted to protect them.

In July last year, American Thomas Beatie became the first trans man to give birth.

Born Tracey Lagondino, he had been legally living as a man since the age of 24 but had kept his female reproductive organs.

His wife of five years, Nancy, was unable to conceive.

The couple are expecting a sibling for their baby girl this summer.