Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

Transgender service member gets gender reassignment surgery

An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military,Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the surgery was done Tuesday in a private hospital and was paid for by the military's health coverage because the doctor deemed it was medically necessary."''Military hospitals do not have the surgical expertise to perform this type of surgery,...