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Caring for Our Transgender Troops - The Negligible Cost of Transition-Related Care

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 13 Aug 2015

A Belkin
Abstract
On July 13, 2015, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that the military anticipates lifting its ban on service by transgender persons, those whose gender identity does not match the sex that they were assigned at birth. Although an estimated 12,800 transgender personnel currently serve in the U.S. armed forces (see table for explanations of estimates), they must conceal their gender identity because military policy bans them from serving and prohibits military doctors from providing transition-related care. Although some transgender people do not change their bodies to match their gender identities, government agencies, courts, and scientists agree that for many, transition-related . . .
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Third gender, Gender role, Homosexuality, Armed forces, Gender, United States Department of Defense, Gender identity, Transgender
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