Nineteen states across the U.S. have passed laws banning at least some kind of gender-affirming care for transgender minors — and Texas could be next. The state passed a bill earlier this month that would prohibit doctors from providing surgeries and essential medication for transgender youth.
Notably, any transgender minors already on gender-affirming medication would be required to be weaned off the drug when the legislation is passed.
We hear from Theresa Gaffney, who has been reporting on this for our partners at STAT News, the health and medicine publication.
This segment aired on May 31, 2023.