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1 day ago
LGBT

Elon Musk says his trans child Vivian was 'killed by the woke mind virus'

Elon Musk expressed regret over allowing his trans child to take puberty blockers, linking it to 'woke mind virus'. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina governor signs extreme gender-affirming care ban into law, effective immediately

South Carolina has banned gender-affirming care for transgender minors, restricted Medicaid access for trans people, and mandated public schools to potentially out students. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for trans youth. Now half the states ban it. - LGBTQ Nation

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for transgender minors under 18, impacting healthcare and school policies. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Medicine

Steve Chapman: Here's why we shouldn't deprive transgender kids of medical options

Access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals is under threat in multiple states.
Political figures and legislators are increasingly enacting bans on gender-affirming medical intervention for minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

South Carolina House passes ban on gender-affirming care for minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
Medicine

People are more likely to regret having children than gender-affirming surgery: study

Gender-affirming surgery has significantly lower regret rates compared to elective plastic surgery, tattoos, and having children. [ more ]
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1 day ago
LGBT

Elon Musk says his trans child Vivian was 'killed by the woke mind virus'

Elon Musk expressed regret over allowing his trans child to take puberty blockers, linking it to 'woke mind virus'. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina governor signs extreme gender-affirming care ban into law, effective immediately

South Carolina has banned gender-affirming care for transgender minors, restricted Medicaid access for trans people, and mandated public schools to potentially out students. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for trans youth. Now half the states ban it. - LGBTQ Nation

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for transgender minors under 18, impacting healthcare and school policies. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Medicine

Steve Chapman: Here's why we shouldn't deprive transgender kids of medical options

Access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals is under threat in multiple states.
Political figures and legislators are increasingly enacting bans on gender-affirming medical intervention for minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

South Carolina House passes ban on gender-affirming care for minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
Medicine

People are more likely to regret having children than gender-affirming surgery: study

Gender-affirming surgery has significantly lower regret rates compared to elective plastic surgery, tattoos, and having children. [ more ]
moretransgender-rights
LGBTQ Nation
1 month ago
LGBT

GOP attorney general targets therapists working with trans youth for investigation - LGBTQ Nation

The Missouri Attorney General is targeting social workers and therapists providing care to LGBTQ+ youth for investigation. [ more ]
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1 month ago
NYC LGBT

Texas Republicans call for ban on 'abnormal' gay marriage and parenting

The Republican Party of Texas aims to ban and discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals, opposing same-sex marriage, parenting, gender-affirming care, and anti-discrimination laws. [ more ]
#medical-records
Advocate.com
1 month ago
Medicine

Missouri attorney general is investigating providers of gender-affirming care to youth

Transgender center investigation expands to therapists and social workers. [ more ]
Washington Post
5 months ago
Public health

Texas AG seeks transgender records in Georgia as part of his wider probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has requested medical records from a Georgia telehealth clinic that provides gender-affirming care.
Paxton's request is seen as an attempt to intimidate providers of gender-affirming care and families seeking care outside of Texas and other states with bans. [ more ]
Advocate.com
1 month ago
Medicine

Missouri attorney general is investigating providers of gender-affirming care to youth

Transgender center investigation expands to therapists and social workers. [ more ]
Washington Post
5 months ago
Public health

Texas AG seeks transgender records in Georgia as part of his wider probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has requested medical records from a Georgia telehealth clinic that provides gender-affirming care.
Paxton's request is seen as an attempt to intimidate providers of gender-affirming care and families seeking care outside of Texas and other states with bans. [ more ]
moremedical-records
#south-carolina
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

South Carolina Bans Gender Transition Care for Minors

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for minors, expands to all providers and prohibits Medicaid coverage for adults under 26. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina will soon ban gender-affirming & out trans kids to their parents

South Carolina passed a ban on gender-affirming care, impacting trans youth and healthcare professionals.
The bill includes severe consequences for healthcare professionals providing gender-affirming care to minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

South Carolina House passes ban on gender-affirming care for minors. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
US news

South Carolina Bans Gender Transition Care for Minors

South Carolina bans gender-affirming care for minors, expands to all providers and prohibits Medicaid coverage for adults under 26. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina will soon ban gender-affirming & out trans kids to their parents

South Carolina passed a ban on gender-affirming care, impacting trans youth and healthcare professionals.
The bill includes severe consequences for healthcare professionals providing gender-affirming care to minors. [ more ]
Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina has passed a gender-affirming care ban. Here's what families can do

South Carolina House passes ban on gender-affirming care for minors. [ more ]
moresouth-carolina
Advocate.com
2 months ago
Law

Trump-appointed Alabama judge threatens to jail LGBTQ+ rights lawyers; attorneys fight back

A federal judge appointed by Donald Trump threatened to jail civil rights lawyers in Alabama over a case challenging the state's ban on gender-affirming care for minors. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
Medicine

Cass Review author says leading medical org only supports trans health care under "political duress"

Dr. Hilary Cass addresses the complexity of gender-affirming care for trans youth and challenges the social contagion theory. [ more ]
#transgender-youth
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2 months ago
LGBT

Campaigner says leaked NHS trans safeguarding guidance 'alarming'

Leaked NHS guidance could lead trans youth to medically detransition, causing concern for access to gender-affirming care. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
3 months ago
Medicine

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Seattle Children's Hospital reach settlement on trans care

Texas Attorney General settled with Seattle Children's Hospital regarding information on gender-affirming care for trans youth in Texas. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme court allows Idaho to enforce ban on treatment for transgender youth

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits proceed, affecting thousands of families and setting a concerning precedent. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

The U.S. Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits proceed. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court: Idaho can enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, pending lawsuits, impacting medical professionals and individuals [ more ]
Truthout
3 months ago
Left-wing politics

TN Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing People Who Help Trans Youth Access Care

The Tennessee Senate approved a bill criminalizing assistance for transgender youth accessing gender-affirming care without parental consent. [ more ]
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2 months ago
LGBT

Campaigner says leaked NHS trans safeguarding guidance 'alarming'

Leaked NHS guidance could lead trans youth to medically detransition, causing concern for access to gender-affirming care. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
3 months ago
Medicine

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Seattle Children's Hospital reach settlement on trans care

Texas Attorney General settled with Seattle Children's Hospital regarding information on gender-affirming care for trans youth in Texas. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme court allows Idaho to enforce ban on treatment for transgender youth

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits proceed, affecting thousands of families and setting a concerning precedent. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

The U.S. Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits proceed. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court: Idaho can enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

The Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, pending lawsuits, impacting medical professionals and individuals [ more ]
Truthout
3 months ago
Left-wing politics

TN Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing People Who Help Trans Youth Access Care

The Tennessee Senate approved a bill criminalizing assistance for transgender youth accessing gender-affirming care without parental consent. [ more ]
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Advocate.com
2 months ago
LGBT

RFK Jr. attacks gender-affirming care for minors while admitting he has brain worms. Really.

The Human Rights Campaign criticizes Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s comments on transgender youth healthcare, highlighting concerns about misinformation and lack of support for gender-affirming care. [ more ]
#legislation
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Marjorie Taylor Greene rages at RFK Jr. for not being transphobic enough to be president

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for not being transphobic enough to align with her views on gender-affirming care. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
LGBT

Tennessee passes anti-trans bill to 'intimidate families of transgender youth'

New anti-trans bill in Tennessee restricts gender-affirming care for minors, representing an attack on LGBTQ+ community. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Tennessee passes first-of-its-kind law attacking trans kids

In Tennessee, lawmakers passed a bill targeting transgender youth under the guise of preventing non-existent kidnapping for gender-affirming care. [ more ]
Advocate.com
3 months ago
LGBT

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Over 90% of transgender youth in the U.S. are affected by legislation restricting their rights. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Maryland Senate Passes Bill That Would Codify Access to Gender-Affirming Care

Maryland Senate approved a measure protecting gender-affirming care patients from legal actions.
Measure aims to safeguard healthcare information and providers within the state. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Marjorie Taylor Greene rages at RFK Jr. for not being transphobic enough to be president

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for not being transphobic enough to align with her views on gender-affirming care. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
2 months ago
LGBT

Tennessee passes anti-trans bill to 'intimidate families of transgender youth'

New anti-trans bill in Tennessee restricts gender-affirming care for minors, representing an attack on LGBTQ+ community. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Tennessee passes first-of-its-kind law attacking trans kids

In Tennessee, lawmakers passed a bill targeting transgender youth under the guise of preventing non-existent kidnapping for gender-affirming care. [ more ]
Advocate.com
3 months ago
LGBT

Over 90% of trans youth live in states pushing anti-trans legislation: report

Over 90% of transgender youth in the U.S. are affected by legislation restricting their rights. [ more ]
Truthout
4 months ago
Left-wing politics

Maryland Senate Passes Bill That Would Codify Access to Gender-Affirming Care

Maryland Senate approved a measure protecting gender-affirming care patients from legal actions.
Measure aims to safeguard healthcare information and providers within the state. [ more ]
morelegislation
#lawsuit
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Anti-trans detransitioner ordered to pay $40,000 in failed lawsuit against doctors

Detransitioner ordered to pay $40,000 in attorney's fees after lawsuit dismissal. [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Law

Idaho's felony gender-affirming care ban stays blocked

Idaho's ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors remains blocked as a federal appeals court refuses to lift the injunction.
The ban, which makes provision of gender-affirming care a felony, was challenged by two trans teens and their parents who argue it violates the U.S. Constitution. [ more ]
Advocate.com
6 months ago
Law

Alabama can enforce law criminalizing gender-affirming care, court rules

Alabama's ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors can be enforced while the lawsuit proceeds.
Alabama was the second state to ban gender-affirming treatment and the first to provide criminal penalties. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Anti-trans detransitioner ordered to pay $40,000 in failed lawsuit against doctors

Detransitioner ordered to pay $40,000 in attorney's fees after lawsuit dismissal. [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Law

Idaho's felony gender-affirming care ban stays blocked

Idaho's ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors remains blocked as a federal appeals court refuses to lift the injunction.
The ban, which makes provision of gender-affirming care a felony, was challenged by two trans teens and their parents who argue it violates the U.S. Constitution. [ more ]
Advocate.com
6 months ago
Law

Alabama can enforce law criminalizing gender-affirming care, court rules

Alabama's ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors can be enforced while the lawsuit proceeds.
Alabama was the second state to ban gender-affirming treatment and the first to provide criminal penalties. [ more ]
morelawsuit
#trans-rights
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Kansas Republicans just brought the state one step closer to denying care to trans minors

Trans rights in Kansas suffered a setback with the passage of an anti-trans bill banning gender-affirming care for youths. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
5 months ago
LGBT

Ron DeSantis refuses to explain how he can oppose gender-affirming care but still wear lifts

Gov. Ron DeSantis was questioned about his opposition to gender-affirming care and trans rights while wearing lifts in his shoes.
DeSantis did not directly answer the question and responded dismissively. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
2 months ago
LGBT

Kansas Republicans just brought the state one step closer to denying care to trans minors

Trans rights in Kansas suffered a setback with the passage of an anti-trans bill banning gender-affirming care for youths. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
5 months ago
LGBT

Ron DeSantis refuses to explain how he can oppose gender-affirming care but still wear lifts

Gov. Ron DeSantis was questioned about his opposition to gender-affirming care and trans rights while wearing lifts in his shoes.
DeSantis did not directly answer the question and responded dismissively. [ more ]
moretrans-rights
#us-supreme-court
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3 months ago
NYC LGBT

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth

The US Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to temporarily enforce a ban on life-saving gender-affirming care for trans and non-binary youth. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court temporarily revives Idaho law banning gender affirming care for minors

The U.S. Supreme Court granted Idaho's emergency request to enforce a law banning gender-affirming care for minors, setting a precedent for future legal challenges. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
3 months ago
NYC LGBT

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth

The US Supreme Court has allowed Idaho to temporarily enforce a ban on life-saving gender-affirming care for trans and non-binary youth. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Law

Supreme Court temporarily revives Idaho law banning gender affirming care for minors

The U.S. Supreme Court granted Idaho's emergency request to enforce a law banning gender-affirming care for minors, setting a precedent for future legal challenges. [ more ]
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#anti-lgbtq-bills
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Parenting

Families Find Ways to Protect Their LGBTQ Kids from Serious HarmPhysical and Mentalafter a Flood of Discriminatory Laws

Families with LGBTQ kids face challenges due to anti-LGBTQ bills
Importance of community support and access to gender-affirming care for LGBTQ youth [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Public health

Medical article likens gender-affirming care bans to abuse

Bans on gender-affirming care for minors are compared to neglect and abuse.
Over 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in the US, targeting the transgender community. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
Parenting

Families Find Ways to Protect Their LGBTQ Kids from Serious HarmPhysical and Mentalafter a Flood of Discriminatory Laws

Families with LGBTQ kids face challenges due to anti-LGBTQ bills
Importance of community support and access to gender-affirming care for LGBTQ youth [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Public health

Medical article likens gender-affirming care bans to abuse

Bans on gender-affirming care for minors are compared to neglect and abuse.
Over 250 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in the US, targeting the transgender community. [ more ]
moreanti-lgbtq-bills
LGBTQ Nation
4 months ago
NYC LGBT

We already know how to fix LGBTQ+ health disparities. Let's get moving.

Restrictions on gender-affirming care are a significant concern at state and national levels.
Federal protections for LGBTQ+ health could be impacted by upcoming elections. [ more ]
Advocate.com
4 months ago
Public health

16 Republican AGs threaten Maine over protections for trans care and abortion

Republican AGs threaten lawsuit if Maine passes law shielding gender-affirming care and abortion providers from out-of-state legal actions.
Maine considering LD 227 to protect health care providers offering banned care, facing opposition from 16 Republican AGs warning of constitutional violations. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Marketing

Libs of TikTok's Chaya Raichik says she doesn't believe in gender-affirming care

Chaya Raichik rejects gender-affirming care for non-binary individuals.
Lorenz and Raichik have a history of conflict due to Lorenz's revelation about Raichik's involvement in an anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter page. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
5 months ago
LGBT

In Congress and courts, a push for better care for trans prisoners

Congressional Democrats are seeking more information on the living conditions of transgender inmates, including access to gender-affirming care.
Limited research exists on transgender inmates, with past studies indicating barriers to hormone treatment and dignity in care. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
5 months ago
Medicine

This clinic for gender-affirming health care went private. The founder wishes it didn't have to | CBC Radio

Waiting times for gender-affirming care in Canada can be long, leading to mental health struggles for patients.
Funding changes have forced some clinics to close, leaving patients without access to gender-affirming care. [ more ]
#transgender
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Public health

Ohio won't restrict gender-affirming care for adults but still goes after trans youth

Ohio officials have backtracked on plans to impose restrictions on gender-affirming health care for transgender adults.
Some restrictions will still apply to minors, and a new law banning most gender-affirming care for young people is set to go into effect in April. [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
LGBT

Gender-affirming care improves transgender lives, according to largest survey of trans people

Gender-affirming care improves trans people's lives
Trans Americans still face discrimination and marginalization [ more ]
Slate Magazine
8 months ago
Medicine

Your Kid Is Trans. You Live in Texas. There Are No Good Options.

Zeder's parents supported his gender transition from a young age.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton forced doctors at a medical center to stop providing gender-affirming care. [ more ]
Advocate.com
8 months ago
LGBT

For Transgender Awareness Week, a Look at the Reality of Health Care for Trans Youth

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is launching a campaign called #HealthcareIsCaring to raise awareness about the importance of gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
The campaign aims to combat harmful legislation that is banning gender-affirming care for young trans people in conservative states across the U.S.
NCLR has successfully challenged state bans on medical care for transgender adolescents in Alabama, Florida, and Kentucky. [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Public health

Ohio won't restrict gender-affirming care for adults but still goes after trans youth

Ohio officials have backtracked on plans to impose restrictions on gender-affirming health care for transgender adults.
Some restrictions will still apply to minors, and a new law banning most gender-affirming care for young people is set to go into effect in April. [ more ]
Advocate.com
5 months ago
LGBT

Gender-affirming care improves transgender lives, according to largest survey of trans people

Gender-affirming care improves trans people's lives
Trans Americans still face discrimination and marginalization [ more ]
Slate Magazine
8 months ago
Medicine

Your Kid Is Trans. You Live in Texas. There Are No Good Options.

Zeder's parents supported his gender transition from a young age.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton forced doctors at a medical center to stop providing gender-affirming care. [ more ]
Advocate.com
8 months ago
LGBT

For Transgender Awareness Week, a Look at the Reality of Health Care for Trans Youth

The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is launching a campaign called #HealthcareIsCaring to raise awareness about the importance of gender-affirming care for transgender youth.
The campaign aims to combat harmful legislation that is banning gender-affirming care for young trans people in conservative states across the U.S.
NCLR has successfully challenged state bans on medical care for transgender adolescents in Alabama, Florida, and Kentucky. [ more ]
moretransgender
#transgender-healthcare
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Public health

Florida hears bill that would make it easier for health insurance not to offer trans care

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for health insurance providers not to offer gender-affirming care to trans people.
House Bill 1639 would make it easier for health insurance providers to refuse coverage for gender-affirming healthcare, adding a barrier to trans people's access to healthcare. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Public health

Ohio Poised To Become 2nd State To Restrict Gender-Affirming Care For Adults

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed rules could restrict access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals in Ohio.
Transgender advocates fear these restrictions will leave thousands of adults without necessary treatment and facing health risks. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
LGBT

My View: Trans people deserve better from OHSU

Long wait times for gender affirming care at OHSU in Portland [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
6 months ago
Public health

Rising malpractice premiums price small clinics out of gender-affirming care for minors

Many states have banned gender-affirming care for transgender youth, leading to clinics in nearby states offering these services.
Obtaining malpractice insurance has become a barrier for clinics offering gender-affirming care, even in states with legal protections for trans healthcare. [ more ]
Advocate.com
6 months ago
LGBT

Gender dysphoria diagnoses are steadily increasing. Here's what that means

Gender dysphoria diagnoses have increased in all but one state in the United States, suggesting that more transgender individuals are seeking healthcare.
Treatment for gender dysphoria can include social shifts or medical affirmation, but often requires a diagnosis from a healthcare professional. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
6 months ago
Public health

Florida hears bill that would make it easier for health insurance not to offer trans care

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for health insurance providers not to offer gender-affirming care to trans people.
House Bill 1639 would make it easier for health insurance providers to refuse coverage for gender-affirming healthcare, adding a barrier to trans people's access to healthcare. [ more ]
HuffPost
6 months ago
Public health

Ohio Poised To Become 2nd State To Restrict Gender-Affirming Care For Adults

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed rules could restrict access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals in Ohio.
Transgender advocates fear these restrictions will leave thousands of adults without necessary treatment and facing health risks. [ more ]
PortlandTribune.com
6 months ago
LGBT

My View: Trans people deserve better from OHSU

Long wait times for gender affirming care at OHSU in Portland [ more ]
www.bostonherald.com
6 months ago
Public health

Rising malpractice premiums price small clinics out of gender-affirming care for minors

Many states have banned gender-affirming care for transgender youth, leading to clinics in nearby states offering these services.
Obtaining malpractice insurance has become a barrier for clinics offering gender-affirming care, even in states with legal protections for trans healthcare. [ more ]
Advocate.com
6 months ago
LGBT

Gender dysphoria diagnoses are steadily increasing. Here's what that means

Gender dysphoria diagnoses have increased in all but one state in the United States, suggesting that more transgender individuals are seeking healthcare.
Treatment for gender dysphoria can include social shifts or medical affirmation, but often requires a diagnosis from a healthcare professional. [ more ]
moretransgender-healthcare
LGBTQ Nation
6 months ago
Parenting

Conservatives freak out & claim Maine's trans refuge bill promotes child trafficking

Maine Democrats propose legislation to make the state a sanctuary for trans kids seeking gender-affirming care
Conservatives are spreading misinformation and fear about the legislation [ more ]
#gender-affirming care
HuffPost
7 months ago
Parenting

The Latest GOP Debate Had One Of The Grossest Anti-Trans Moments Yet

Megyn Kelly's promise to address gender-affirming care for transgender kids during the GOP primary debate led to attacks on queer Americans and misinformation about transgender youth.
Kelly's statements about surgeries on transgender minors are not supported by medical guidance, as most trans youth do not undergo surgery and instead begin with puberty-blocking drugs or hormone therapy. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Left-wing politics

Small Grants Are Helping Southern Families Access Gender-Affirming Care

Gender-affirming care for transgender minors is difficult to access in Alabama due to pharmacy refusals and legal restrictions in neighboring states.
Families like Jody Freeman's often have to travel out of state and pay for care without insurance. [ more ]
HuffPost
7 months ago
Parenting

The Latest GOP Debate Had One Of The Grossest Anti-Trans Moments Yet

Megyn Kelly's promise to address gender-affirming care for transgender kids during the GOP primary debate led to attacks on queer Americans and misinformation about transgender youth.
Kelly's statements about surgeries on transgender minors are not supported by medical guidance, as most trans youth do not undergo surgery and instead begin with puberty-blocking drugs or hormone therapy. [ more ]
Truthout
7 months ago
Left-wing politics

Small Grants Are Helping Southern Families Access Gender-Affirming Care

Gender-affirming care for transgender minors is difficult to access in Alabama due to pharmacy refusals and legal restrictions in neighboring states.
Families like Jody Freeman's often have to travel out of state and pay for care without insurance. [ more ]
moregender-affirming care
Truthout
8 months ago
LGBT

South Carolina Republicans Introduce Bills That Would "Severely Restrict" Trans People

South Carolina Republicans have introduced anti-transgender bills that would restrict trans people's ability to use public restrooms, receive gender affirming care, and criminalize those who aid and abet transgender youth in accessing such care.
Transgender activists warn that these bills represent an escalation and may serve as model legislation for other states.
Conservatives have also introduced a criminal transgender bathroom ban that could be replicated in other states. [ more ]
HuffPost
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

New Report Warns Of Growing Surveillance Threat For Abortions Or Gender-Affirming Care

Patients seeking abortion or gender-affirming care out of state face increased surveillance and potential criminalization.
Law enforcement and state officials are using various data points to track and prosecute individuals seeking abortion or gender-affirming care. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 days ago
Medicine

We've created medical refugees.' LGBTQ+ health care workers fight for gender-affirming care amid rise in anti-trans laws

Trans and nonbinary healthcare workers face challenges in accessing gender-affirming care amidst increasing legislative restrictions. [ more ]
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