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Mass. transgender inmate fighting for electrolysis

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BOSTON (AP) - A convicted murderer who won a court ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to allow her to have a sex-change operation is now fighting for electrolysis treatments.

Michelle Kosilek was born male but has received hormone treatments and now lives as a woman in an all-male male prison, where she is serving a life sentence. Kosilek was named Robert when married to Cheryl Kosilek and convicted of murdering her in 1990.

In September, a federal judge ordered state prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery, saying it is the only adequate way to treat Kosilek's gender-identity disorder. The Department of Correction is appealing.

Kosilek's lawyers have asked the judge to also order prison officials to provide the hair removal treatments. A hearing on the request is set for Monday in federal court.

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