U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning said that he wanted to undergo a sex change surgery. Manning asked to be called Chelsea.
He said that he felt like a woman since childhood and wanted to start a hormone therapy as soon as possible.
Previously, Manning's sex identity has been discussed in court. Particularly, lawyers said that his personality could affect his decision to reveal military secrets.
Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison by a military court in Fort Meade in Maryland.