The Case of Prison Transition

Originally posted at The Politics of Gender

With the rise of gender identity anti-discrimination laws, many male prisoners are seeking transition. It remains unclear whether some cases represent a legitimate medical need or simply a desire for special treatment or placement in a women’s prison.

The British Association of Gender Identity Specialists has raised concerns over the “ever-increasing tide of referrals of patients in prison serving long or indeterminate sentences for serious sexual offences,stating that these “vastly outnumber the number of prisoners incarcerated for more ordinary, non-sexual, offences.”

Numerous prisoners on this list have pursued both government funded sex change and placement in women’s facilities.

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