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Originally published Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:17 AM

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Transsexual woman sues after being denied free breast cancer screening

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


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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 (http://tinyurl.com/pax7y7z ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pays for the program and it only covers clients who are genetically female.

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Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com



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