Judge orders state to resume hormone therapy for trans inmate

05/5/2014 | Advocate.com · Portland Press Herald (Maine)

An Ohio judge ordered the state on Friday to permanently resume the hormone therapy of a transgender woman while she is incarcerated. After being denied hormones needed for her transition in 2012, Whitney Lee filed a suit against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, requesting a court order to continue medically necessary treatment. "Deprivation of hormone treatment wreaks havoc on Ms. Lee's physical and mental health and puts her life in danger," according to a request from the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. The state originally said Lee didn't meet the criteria for a gender dysphoria diagnosis, and was therefore ineligible for medical intervention.

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