Sterilization threat darkens Europe's transgender quest for identity

April 7, 2015 12:15 AM

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OSLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When submarine captain John Remø received a call from his wife to ask about a bag of women's clothes she had discovered in the cellar of their home, he feared his secret would end his career.

It was a secret the Norwegian naval officer, then in his late twenties and on duty in the Barents Sea at the height of the Cold War, dared not reveal over a military line.

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