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Federal Judge Rules Trans Inmate Must Receive Surgery

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CNN. “[The] BOP has denied me gender-affirming surgery for years — and keeps raising new excuses and putting new obstacles in my way.

I am grateful that the court recognized the urgency of my case and ordered BOP to act.”“For years, Cristina has fought to receive the health care the Constitution requires.

The court’s order makes clear that she needs gender-affirming surgery now and that BOP cannot justify its failure to provide this medically necessary care,” Joshua Blecher-Cohen, a staff attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Iglesias, said in a statement.

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