Texas transgender prisoner could be nation's first to get gender affirmation surgery in federal custody – USA TODAY

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Long before she got into trouble with the law, Cristina Nichole Iglesias felt that the body she was born in wasn’t hers. By the 10th grade, court documents say, she was wearing girls’ clothes and trying various hairstyles.
This week, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is set to decide whether to recommend Iglesias for gender affirmation surgery after evaluating the case under order from a federal judge last month.


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