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Chelsea Manning to undergo gender treatment in jail

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking government secrets to Wikileaks to receive gender dissociation counseling in jail.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   July 17, 2014 at 10:30 PM
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FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., July 17 (UPI) -- Chelsea Manning, the Army private once known as Bradley Manning, is to start undergoing gender dysphoria treatment in prison, U.S. defense officials said.

Manning is currently serving a 35-year sentence at a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for her role in the largest intelligence leak in United States history.

The day after she was sentenced, she announced she had gender-dissociation and was granted permission to receive treatment for the early stages of gender reassignment.

She is allowed to wear women's underclothes and shoes, and she'll start undergoing psychiatric and psychological counseling, two senior U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

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