Nebraska Gov. Jim Pilsen (R) on Monday signed legislation restricting access to gender-affirming care for minors and banning abortions after 12 weeks after months of heated debate, adding the state to a growing list of others, including 16 this year. Became the latest—who have passed legislation targeting transgender healthcare.
nebraska Gov. Jim Pilon (R) signed a bill that prohibits doctors from prescribing puberty blockers and hormone therapy or performing sex-change procedures on people under the age of 19 through October 1, “a medical verification of sexual development” The bill also bans abortion after 12 weeks—with some exceptions for those with “qualifying disorders”, effective immediately, which Pilon called “the most important victory for the social conservative agenda in a generation in Nebraska.”
Texas The legislature has approved a bill prohibiting physicians from providing surgeries “for the purpose of changing the biological sex of a child”, surgeries that “sterilize the child” – including vasectomy and hysterectomy – and minors. from prescribing puberty blockers, although it makes an exception for children who are already receiving care as long as they are not “going off” any medications.
Florida Village. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a bill that prohibits physicians in the state from providing gender-affirming services to minors, including “sex-reassignment prescriptions” or drugs such as puberty blockers, and includes access for adults included a provision to ban sex-transition surgery and puberty blockers for most minors until they signed a consent form (the Florida Board of Medicine previously banned sex-transition surgery and puberty blockers for most minors in November).
Missouri Legislature – After Govt. Mike Parson said he will call a special session to pass a ban – approved a bill that would prevent health care providers in the state from performing gender-reassignment surgery or prescribing puberty blockers to minors unless they first were not receiving treatment before August. 28, and includes a provision restricting access to surgery for incarcerated adults.
oklahoma Village. Kevin Stitt (R) — who last year called for a ban on gender-affirming care — signed a bill that bars physicians in the state from providing “gender transition procedures,” including sex-reassignment surgery or puberty blockers. involves determining. The provision indicates that physicians can be charged with a felony and lose their medical license if they violate the law.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed a bill that “prohibits Montana children from permanent, life-changing medical procedures until they become adults,” and includes a provision that says if they violate the law So doctors can lose their medical license for one year.
a bill signed by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) prohibits physicians in the state from performing gender-reassignment surgeries and prescribing gender-affirming drugs, such as drugs that block puberty, though it makes exceptions for minors who are currently are receiving gender-affirming care, or for minors with a “genetic disorder”[s] of sexual development” who get parental consent.
Indiana Village. Eric Holcomb (R) signed a bill that prohibits healthcare providers from “knowingly” providing “gender transition procedures” to minors, including sex-reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and puberty blockers.
a bill signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) prohibits healthcare providers from providing any gender-affirming care to minors if it means “confirming” a gender identity different from their sex at birth, and jails violators for ten years Could be up to jail.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) signed a bill that prohibits the prescription of “irreversible gender reassignment surgery” and any “gender change drug,” with the exception of those born intersex—when a person’s Reproductive organs do not correspond neatly to a specific gender.
Republican lawmakers Kentucky pass – after Overriding Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s vetoed a bill that would have prohibited healthcare providers from providing gender-affirmation services to minors “for the purpose of attempting to alter the appearance or perception of the minor’s gender.”
a bill signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (right) prohibits physicians from providing hormone therapy or any sex-change surgery to minors — though it makes an exception for anyone born intersex.
in physicians Iowa A six-month period was given to stop gender-affirming care for minors after a bill signed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds prohibited healthcare providers from prescribing drugs that block puberty and hormone therapy.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed a bill that prohibits healthcare providers in the state from performing gender-reassignment surgeries for minors, and practitioners can be sued by parents or the state.
in physicians Mississippi Tate Reeves, according to the bill signed by Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, is prohibited from offering sex-reassignment surgery, drugs that block puberty or hormone therapy to minors.
healthcare provider in South Dakota They could lose their medical license and be subject to civil action if they provided gender-affirming care “for the purpose of altering the appearance of, or validating the perception of, a minor” of a minor’s gender, according to a bill signed by Republican Gov. can face. Christy Noem.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) signed a bill that bars healthcare providers from providing any gender-affirming services and places an indefinite ban on access to hormone therapy and puberty blockers.
Alabama Gov. Ivey(R) signed a bill that prohibits healthcare providers from performing gender-reassignment surgery and prescribing hormone therapy and puberty blockers, with violations punishable by up to ten years in prison—though The bill was blocked by a federal judge. next month.
a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) prohibits physicians from providing gender-transition procedures to anyone under the age of 18, though it makes an exception for anyone who was born intersex.
Arkansas Became the first state to block gender-affirming care for minors after the state legislature voted to override a veto by then-Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R).
300,000. According to UCLA’s Williams Institute estimates of how many children ages 13 to 17 identify as transgender, about 27% of them are estimated to live in states that have banned gender-affirming care.
Earlier this year, former President Donald Trump said he would appoint federal agencies to “stop” healthcare providers from giving gender-affirming care — which he said amounted to “child abuse” and “child sexual mutilation.” – For minors if he is re-elected. Florida Govt. Ron DeSantis (R) referred to gender-affirming care as “an example of woke ideology infecting the medical practice.” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said she wanted to introduce legislation that would block federal funding for gender-affirmation services because “the Republican Party has a duty” “to be the party that protects children”. Ivey said in a statement that she supported a bill prohibiting gender-affirming care in Alabama because “if God made you a boy, you’re a boy, and if He made you a girl, You are a girl.” Reynolds supported the bill because “we just need to stop” to better understand how gender-affirming care affects children. Rep. David Meade (R), speaker pro tempore of the Kentucky House, said the ban was necessary to “make sure” gender-affirming care is not something that happens until they are adults.
Many politicians and medical organizations have pushed against efforts to ban gender-affirming care, arguing that treatment is often necessary because transgender children face higher rates of depression and suicide. The American Medical Association states, “Decisions about medical care fall under the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship.” In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that transgender youth experience “disproportionately high” rates of homelessness, physical violence, substance abuse and are frequently subject to harassment. The Human Rights Campaign criticized Indiana lawmakers for introducing a bill banning gender-affirming care, saying it was “an example of extremist politicians using their power to marginalize LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender youth”. Another example to do.” Hutchinson, a Republican, said he vetoed the bill banning gender-affirming care because it “put a very vulnerable population in a more difficult position.” Beshear vetoed a bill banning gender-affirming care after he said the bill “will lead to an increase in suicide among Kentucky youth” and “could put Kentucky’s children at risk.” After the state legislature approved a bill providing state funding for gender-affirming care, Gov. Wes Moore (D-Md.) said he “wants every person in this state to know that their authentic Good enough by itself.”
Access to gender-affirming care in Europe varies from country to country, as national health services debate whether there is a lack of evidence supporting hormonal treatment for minors. England, which previously only had one facility providing gender-affirming services, expanded access to hormone therapy and other sex-reassignment treatments after a review by the National Health Service indicated that one provider was “not sustainable”. The review also found that there was a “lack of consensus and open discussion” about gender dysphoria and how medical services should respond. Dr Hilary Cass, author of the review, also questioned whether children were supported in making decisions against infection. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare updated its healthcare guidelines last year to prevent minors from accessing gender-affirming care, as it noted that the “evidence base for hormonal interventions” for minors is of low quality. There are, and hormonal treatments can carry risks. , The Finnish health authority issued similar restrictions, although both Finland and Sweden made exceptions for children who show evidence of “distress” from experiencing gender dysphoria.
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