Medical Aspects of Transgender Military Service

@article{Elders2015MedicalAO,
  title={Medical Aspects of Transgender Military Service},
  author={M. Elders and G. Brown and E. Coleman and Thomas A. Kolditz and Alan M. Steinman},
  journal={Armed Forces & Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={41},
  pages={199 - 220}
}
At least eighteen countries allow transgender personnel to serve openly, but the United States is not among them. In this article, we assess whether US military policies that ban transgender service members are based on medically sound rationales. To do so, we analyze Defense Department regulations and consider a wide range of medical data. Our conclusion is that there is no compelling medical reason for the ban on service by transgender personnel, that the ban is an unnecessary barrier to… Expand
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