What’s Current: Trans-identified male in prison for child sex abuse receives ‘gender confirmation’ surgery

  • A trans-identified male inmate in prison for sexually assaulting a minor received “gender confirmation” surgery after three years of legal battles. CNN reports:

“A federal judge ordered the state to provide the surgery because Edmo’s mental health was impacted. In February, the 9th Circuity Court of Appeals upheld that ruling, marking the first time a federal appeals court has ruled that a state must provide gender assignment surgery to an incarcerated person.”

  • US women are increasingly faced with no other option but to undergo miscarriages at home, without medical supervision or intervention, due to decreased hospital availability as a result of the pandemic.
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  • The UK Crown Prosecution Service announced a five-year plan to increase rape convictions following sustained criticism over plummeting conviction rates.
  • A 32-year-old teacher in Denmark who admitted to having a relationship with a 13-year-old student was found not guilty of rape, stating in his testimony that the girl had encouraged the sexual relationship herself.
Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve Gluck is a writer and advocate for women's sex-based rights and creator of Women's Voices, an audio library dedicated to bringing awareness to feminist texts and speeches.