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Inmate getting sex change needs facial hair removed, lawyer says

Convicted killer Michelle Kosilek’s facial hair was the subject of a lengthy hearing in US District Court today where a federal judge has already ordered the state to pay for Kosilek’s sex-reassignment surgery.

The attorneys for Kosilek argued before Chief US District Court Judge Mark Wolf that her electrolysis treatments, part of her gender transformation from male to female that includes a sexual reassignment surgery, should continue despite resistance from the Department of Correction.

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