Pentagon Will Now Pay For Transgender Soldiers To Have Gender Reassignment Surgery
The U.S. military has announced it will now pay for gender reassignment surgery for transgender soldiers.Read More: Daily Mail
The move follows the Pentagon's decision in June to lift its ban on transgender troops serving in the military.
Now any soldier whose ability to serve is 'adversely affected by a medical condition or medical treatment related to their gender identity,' they will be eligible for reassignment surgery or hormone therapy, according to the Defense Department.
Children of soldiers and retirees will also be able to take advantage of the new transgender health benefits such as hormone therapy.