The Canadian Forces lifted its ban on members of the LGBT community serving in uniform following a high-profile case in
Canadian transgender soldier speaks out on transitioning to help others
Okros said a similar approach could be taken for LGBT issues. Some military doctors are also too rigid when it comes to letting transgender members who are transitioning go back to work. Former casino investigators question whether officials unwilling to stop criminal activity Features Should young offenders be charged with terrorism? To order copies of Toronto Star articles, please go to: Generally speaking for health-care professionals, it is rather difficult to go back to school after working full-time in a clinical setting. Please read our Commenting Policy first.
While Okros believes there are more trans females in the military, there are trans men as well, who may be attracted to the freedom of embracing a masculine identity. Newborn, with umbilical cord still attached, found on road in frigid temperatures. Canadian ISIS fighter wants help to return home. He started his Army career as Virginie Lamarre but Cpl. At the same time, it says commanders will need to strike a balance between the needs of the transgender member and others in the unit. She has made friends. The book Operative Pediatric Surgery states that "societies that have accepted intersex individuals culturally may still have issues with whether or not to accept them in the military", this being due to the difficulties in determining where to place them as well as the complex medial issues they may pose.