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Edmo v Idaho Department of Corrections

April 10, 2019

Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amici Curiae Medical and Mental Health Professional Organizations in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee and Affirmance

"Proper care in the institutional context includes all of the range of treatments typically considered for patients with gender dysphoria, up to and including surgical intervention. The widely-accepted transgender health care protocols discussed extensively in this appeal...fully apply to the treatment of inmates at correctional facilities. Those protocols call for an individualized assessment of every patient with gender dysphoria, and recognize that a failure to follow an appropriate treatment plan can expose inmates with gender dysphoria to serious risks of psychological and even physical harm..."

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