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Conservative States Are Blocking Trans Medical Care. Families Are Fleeing.

posted on November 29, 2022

Annie Connell-Bryan, Joanne Kenen, and Jael Holzman of Politico report that transgender youth and their families are leaving conservative states due to new laws and orders restricting transgender-affirming care. Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed one of these bills into law, saying in a statement, “I believe very strongly that if the Good Lord made you a boy, you are a boy, and if he made you a girl, you are a girl.” These new policies have taken a toll on transgender teens’ mental health. Marci Bowers, a doctor and president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, said, “Nothing is more ominous than allowing politicians and attorneys to render medical judgments on our nation’s children.”

Read at Politico