Legal team for transgender inmate still seeking doctor for surgery

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(MyFoxBoston.com) – The legal team for convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek and the state are arguing once again over who is going to perform the transgender inmate's taxpayer-funded sex change operation.

Court documents show that an out-of-state physician has been approached by the Dept. of Correction for the surgery, but needs a temporary medical license in Massachusetts to perform the operation; however, Kosilek's team contends that process is lengthy and would draw out the situation which they have called "life or death."

A medical institution in Massachusetts is also reportedly willing to perform the surgery, but that facility hasn't been named.

In September of 2012, a judge ruled that sex reassignment surgery is the only adequate treatment for Kosilek's gender-identity disorder.

Kosilek, who was born Robert, lives as woman at the all-male state prison in Norfolk. Kosilek is serving a life sentence for the 1990 murder of his wife.