US states hit the brakes on ‘gender-affirming care’ – The Post

Nebraska is just the latest state to defect from the wide-open “gender-affirming care” model that spread across the US over the past 16 years in the absence of regulation. When it comes to hormonal and surgical interventions for gender-dysphoric youth, the map of the United States now looks like a patchwork quilt: access hinges on state politics.

Twenty-two red states — from Idaho and Montana down to Texas and Florida — have now restricted or outright banned access to puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries for gender-questioning patients under the age of 18. Meanwhile, blue states like California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington have passed legislation to ensure access to hormonal and surgical interventions for youth, expand insurance coverage for these procedures, and shield medical providers from legal liability.

Court challenges criss-cross the country, too, with outcomes uncertain. Just last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the states of Tennessee and Kentucky to enforce new laws banning youth medical transition, with Chief Judge Jeffrey Sutton warned that, “[u]ntil more time has passed, it is difficult to gauge the risks to children — whether by physically transitioning as a child or not — making it reasonable for accountable democracies to consider, reconsider, and if need be reconsider again the best approach to these issues.” Lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue appeal to the values of protecting children to support their political agendas.

Source: US states hit the brakes on ‘gender-affirming care’ – The Post

One thought on “US states hit the brakes on ‘gender-affirming care’ – The Post”

  1. It is so good to see that there is change in this movement of unrestricted laws to ruin a child’s life before letting them become adults & make their own decisions. It is child abuse & I cannot believe that the people we trust are the people turning on our democracies & sensible thinking… I hope these changes keep coming on all these radical agendas..

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