Legislation Criminally Penalizing Doctors Who Treat Transgender Teens Goes Against Best Medical Practices

Most teens seeking care aren’t getting permanent surgeries, but rather injections that pause the process of puberty. A new wave of bills from conservative states, including South Dakota and Kentucky, want to make it illegal for doctors to give such care, despite testimony that the injections help diminish depression and suicidal thoughts. “They’re not listening to any health care providers,” said Dr. Alexis Chávez, a psychiatrist. “And they’re advancing something that’s very dangerous to make a statement.” Syndicated from https://khn.org/morning-breakout/legislation-criminally-penalizing-doctors-who-treat-transgender-teens-goes-against-best-medical-practices/

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