(Reuters) - The U.S. Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery, a spokeswoman said on Thursday after U.S. soldier Bradley Manning, convicted of handing over secrets to WikiLeaks, said he was female and wanted to live as a woman named Chelsea.
A court-martial sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.
“The Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery,” an Army spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.
Military inmates have access to mental health professionals, including a psychiatrist, psychologist, social workers and behavioural science specialists, she said.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Scott Malone