Transgender Law Center is pleased to report that Chelsea Manning will have access to “rudimentary treatment” for her gender transition, according to an announcement made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. At this time is unclear what specific treatment she will be allowed. It is critical that all transgender people, including those who are incarcerated and detained, have access to life-saving health care. Transgender Law Center will continue to urge the Department of Defense that “rudimentary” treatments include all health care treatments defined as medically-necessary by the preeminent health care organizations including the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association.

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