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6 doctors open to Michelle Kosilek’s surgery

None practices in Massachusetts

The state has identified six surgeons willing to perform gender reassignment surgery on convicted killer Michelle L. Kosilek, but none of the doctors currently performs operations in Massachusetts, according to an affidavit filed by Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer.

In fact, according to Spencer’s filing in US District Court in Boston that was made public Tuesday, there are no doctors in Massachusetts or New York who regularly perform the complex surgery, forcing the state to search the nation for doctors both qualified for the task and willing to perform it on a killer serving a life sentence.

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