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Transsexual woman files suit over cancer screening

By Associated Press
Published On: Oct 15 2013 10:47:34 AM CDT

DENVER -

A transsexual woman is suing for the right to get free breast cancer screenings.

Jennifer Blair had surgery to change her gender more than a decade ago. She says Women's Wellness Connection, a state-run health-care program, recently turned her away because she was not born a woman.
    
According to KUSA-TV, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pays for the program and it only covers clients who are genetically female.

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