WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning has been given the green light to receive gender transition surgery.
Lawyers for the imprisoned US soldier say the Army has agreed to allow the 28-year-old to undergo the procedure.
Manning is serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks.
The Army private who was born male revealed after being convicted that she identifies as a woman.
Her psychologist has recommended Manning receive the surgery.
The American Civil Liberties Union which represents Manning says this will be the first time a US prisoner will undergo such a surgery.