Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Hermaphrodite: Chelsea "Bradley" Manning

Widely known as the source who leaked secrets from the U.S. Government via Wiki-leaks is scheduled to receive hormone replacement therapy in prison. Several news outlets are reporting that Chelsea or Bradley will leave a Military Prison to receive the required treatments at a civilian prison:

As reported:

"The Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said Wednesday that a move from a military prison would make Manning choose between the treatment and her safety…Manning has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the sense of being a woman in a man's body. Civilian prisons can provide treatment, but the Defense Department does not, and a transfer would allow her to see if she wants to complete the transformation to being a woman."
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1 comment:

  1. Department of Defense spokeswoman Catherine T. Wilkinson told ABC News at the time, "There is no mechanism in place for the U.S. military to provide hormone therapy or gender-reassignment surgery for inmates."