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Nearly half US states limit or ban access to gender affirming care for adolescents, finds report

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: (Published 26 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q493
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Some 23 of the 50 US states limit or ban adolescents’ access to gender affirming care, say reports from the independent data source KFF and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Many states penalise providers of such care.12

Gender affirming care, also called transgender care, is an issue in this year’s US election, along with reproductive matters such as the right to abortion and the rights of frozen embryos, which the Alabama Supreme Court recently decided had the same rights …

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