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What are the screening procedures for transgender persons?

Transgender persons will be screened as he or she presents at the security checkpoint. The advanced imaging technology used to screen passengers has software that looks at the anatomy of men and women differently. If there is an alarm, TSA officers are trained to clear the alarm, not the individual. This process ensures every individual is screened effectively according to procedures prior to entering the secured area of an airport. You may request private screening or to speak with a supervisor at any time during the screening process

Please contact our Office of Civil Rights and Liberties for more information.

Learn more about the screening process and travel tips for transgender passengers.