West Virginia blocks transgender surgeries, hormone replacement, and puberty blockers

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2023
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The bill also bans hormone replacement therapy, according to the Associated Press. However, it is unique among other bills that ban hormone therapy, as it allows exceptions in extreme cases. A child may be prescribed puberty blockers or hormone therapy if they get parental consent and a diagnosis of severe gender dysphoria from two physicians specializing in the field, who must provide written testimony specifying that the treatment is needed to prevent self-harm. “These kids struggle. They have incredible difficulties,” state Senate Majority Leader Tom Takubo (R), who added the...

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