Alabama Approves Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Youth

Irina Baranova

Alabama lawmakers voted on Thursday to criminalize medical care for transgender young people who are transitioning, adopting some of the nation’s most restrictive language and threatening doctors and nurses with up to 10 years in prison. The legislation was approved as conservative lawmakers across the country have focused attention on […]

Gov. Abbott Pushes to Investigate Treatments for Trans Youth as ‘Child Abuse’

Irina Baranova

“Gender-affirming care for transgender youth is essential and can be lifesaving,” Adm. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Biden administration’s highest-ranking pediatrician, said in an emailed statement. “Our nation’s leading pediatricians support evidence-based, gender-affirming care for transgender young people.” A […]