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Sex-change procedure OKd

June 07, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The Cuban government has authorized sex-change operations and will offer them free for qualifying citizens, an official said.

The move is the latest in a series of changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded his elder brother, Fidel, in February.

Raul Castro's daughter Mariela heads Cuba's National Center for Sex Education, which strongly backs the new policy.

The procedure would be available to Cubans for free as part of their country's healthcare system.

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