Transgender-Inmate Ruling

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Controversial decision made by Massachusetts judge in a transgender inmate case. The judge ordered prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery to a convicted murderer. Advocates maintain this is necessary treatment for a person with gender identity disorder. In fact, because of Michelle Kosilek’s disorder, she tried to castrate herself and made two attempts to commit suicide. Even though the American Medical Association and other medical experts recommend coverage of medical services for transgender patients, most carriers deny coverage. Dissenters argue against using taxpayer money for this kind of surgery for a prison inmate.

Complete article can be found at Seattle Times.

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