Sex-changes in Cuba will be no-cost, like all health care – Leslie Feinberg

Cuba?s National Assembly of Popular Power has agreed to discuss making sex-reassignment surgery free of cost to all ?transexuales? on the island who request it.

The entire public health care system in Cuba is free of charge.

Mariela Castro Esp?n, director of the National Center of Sexual Education (CENESEX), has led the move to make sex-reassignment available to Cubans free to all who seek it. Mariela Castro, a leader in her own right, is the daughter of renowned revolutionary leader Vilma Esp?n and acting Cuban President Ra?l Castro.

The newsletter Diversidad (Diversity) reported: ?The measure would complement the present Identity Law that already acknowledges the right of citizens to change name and sexual identity. This places Cuba at the vanguard of the legislations that acknowledge the rights of transvestites, transsexuals and transgender in Latin America.?