Skip to comments.Pentagon will pay for transgender soldier's reassignment surgery
Posted on 11/14/2017 6:47:05 PM PST by jazusamo
The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that it will pay for a soldiers gender reassignment surgery for the first time, according to multiple reports.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement shared by a BuzzFeed News reporter that an active-duty military member received sex-reassignment surgery Tuesday in a private hospital.
Because this service member had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency, White said. The Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with the Departments interim guidance on transgender Service members.
NBC News, which reported the story earlier on Tuesday, said the service member is an infantry officer who identifies as female.
In August, President Trump signed a memo to bar transgender people from enlisting in the military, and to stop the military from paying for gender-reassignment surgery. He originally called for the ban on transgender troops in a series of tweets in July. A federal court partially blocked the ban last month, including the prohibition on using funds for gender reassignment surgery.
Where one occurs, there will be a clamoring for many others.
It’s horrific that this happened on Trump’s watch.
Lobotomy is a surgical procedure.
Can't say the Romans never gave them anything now, can they.
Election Day should be renamed Name Your Poison Day.
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