Florida’s ban on transgender care for minors takes effect

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
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TALLAHASSEE — Florida doctors could lose their medical licenses if they order puberty blockers, hormone therapy or surgery for minors diagnosed with gender dysphoria, under a Florida Board of Medicine rule that took effect Thursday. Opponents of the ban, pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration, have pledged to file a lawsuit challenging the rule. A Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine rule with identical prohibitions is effective March 28. The state Department of Health in July started the rule-making process on the contentious issue of treatment for gender dysphoria, which the...

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