West Virginia bill would protect minors from transgender treatment
The West Virginia House passed a bill on Friday that would ban physicians from performing transgender surgeries on minors or prescribing hormone treatments to them. The legislation passed 84-10, and supporters of the bill say there is not enough long-term data about the risks to justify the treatments. The legislation will now go to the state Senate before heading to the governor’s desk.
Are other states considering this type of legislation? More than 20 other states are considering similar bans, and Utah’s governor signed his state’s bill into law last week. A judge is reviewing Arkansas’ law after it was temporarily blocked last year.
Dig deeper: Read Adele Fulton’s report in Liberties on doctors fighting requirements for providing “gender-affirming” care.
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