A prison nurse who identifies as a man has filed a discrimination complaint against the Iowa Department of Corrections alleging that she was not permitted to use the men’s facilities and that she was not provided with insurance coverage for a sex change operation.

According to reports, Jesse Vroegh, 34, was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2014 and informed her employers at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women that she would be transitioning into a man. “I requested that my employer establish policies related to issues affecting transgender employees but nothing happened,” Vroegh explained during a press conference on Thursday. CONTINUE