Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike after Army agrees to gender-affirming surgery

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning�emailed his military�therapist the photo with a letter titled, "My problem," in which he described his issues with gender identity and his hope that a military career would "get rid of it." (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
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A transgender solider imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth has ended her hunger strike, after the U.S. Army agreed to let her get surgery to complete her sex change.

Chelsea Manning began her hunger strike September 9, in an effort to improve her treatment while in prison at Fort Leavenworth -- an all-male facility.

Psychologists recommended she should receive the sex change operation back in April. Manning attempted suicide in July over a lack of fair treatment.

Arrested as Bradley Manning, she was convicted in 2013 of leaking secret documents to be published online by Wikileaks.