Cuban Prez OKs Sex Change Operations

Daughter Mariela, who heads sex ed center, pushed for change
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2008 6:27 PM CDT
Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, answers questions during a news conference in Havana, Saturday, May 10, 2008.   (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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(Newser) – Cubans can now have free sex change operations, Reuters reports. The latest legal change under President Raul Castro was pushed by his daughter, Mariela Castro, who heads a sex education center and says she has a 28-person waiting list. Cuba allowed a sex change 20 years ago, but sparked so much outcry that Havana canceled the program.