Transgender women must still register for the military draft, according to the U.S. Selective Service. "US citizens or immigrants who are born male and changed their gender to female are still required to register," the Selective Service states on its official website.
Individuals who were born female, but identify as male do not need to register for the military draft, per the government. The policy is not new, but gained attention after the Selective Service tweeted at parents on Friday, reminding them that their sons must register.
U.S. military personnel walk on the tarmac at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition in Seongnam, South Korea, south of Seoul, on Oct.
18, 2021. (ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) "Parents, if your son is an only son and the last male in your family to carry the family name, he is still required to register with SSS.