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States unite in banning transgender treatments on children

Published in Blog on May 17, 2023 by Brianna Kraemer

In recent months, 19 states have restricted sex change treatments on minors, underscoring both the severity of the issue and the significance of state power.

The leftist medical publication Medpage, which advocates for sex change treatments in children, is tracking state legislation that bans or hinders "gender-affirming care."

While most states have implemented bans through legislation, Florida, Missouri, and Texas have taken different approaches that involve new medical board rules, emergency rules, and actions through the state's child welfare agency. See state bans here.

At least 13 of the 19 states have rules that either went into effect this year or will soon be in effect in 2023. Many of the bans include penalties doctors could face for noncompliance, including felony offenses up to 10 years, discipline from medical boards, license revocation, and up to a $25,000 fine, as Tennessee legislators recently decided.   

In March, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed two bills into law that aggressively counter the transgender cultural movement. The first law bans doctors from providing gender-affirming health care to minors. The second measure requires students to use the restroom and locker room that corresponds with their biological sex. 

SEE ALSO: Iowa governor bans transgender surgeries for minors, exercising state power

Meanwhile, the White House press secretary spoke to transgender children over the weekend and criticized bans on youth trans treatments, saying "These are our kids. They belong to all of us."

While the mainstream media reports that restrictions on transgender medical treatments "will restrict the rights of transgender young people," these combined efforts emphasize the importance of state authority over the federal government.

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