Chelsea Manning will undergo gender transition surgery, lawyer says

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The former US Army soldier is serving a 35-year sentence at Fort Leavenworth, an all-male Army prison in eastern Kansas, despite her request to transfer to a civilian prison. Her lawyers say she has been denied medical treatment for her gender dysphoria, a condition in which there is a conflict between a person’s physical sex and the gender he or she identifies with.

The government’s refusal to treat her for her condition led to a suicide attempt in July, her lawyers said.

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