‘The physical and psychological safety of our children can now be better protected from these untested and life-altering chemical and surgical procedures.’
A pediatrician said the proposed ban would make the already difficult path for transgender youth to obtain medical care ‘even more torturous and virtually impossible to navigate.’
After the measure died in one Senate committee, lawmakers decided to send it to a different one for a new vote.
Opponents argue that gender-affirming care, which is supported by numerous major medical organizations, can be life-saving for someone with gender dysphoria.
Doctors rarely perform irreversible procedures such as genital surgery or mastectomies on minors.
Nearly two dozen states are considering bills this year to restrict or ban care.
The rule would apply to patients of all ages.
‘This is the worst anti-trans bill I have ever seen filed in any state.’