Nebraska further restricts healthcare for trans youth despite protests

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
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The state of Nebraska has introduced further restrictions on healthcare for trans youth in new emergency regulations. A new bill, LB 574, went into effect on Sunday, 1 October, despite protests and concerns raised by families, doctors, lawmakers, and advocates. LB 574 bans all transition-related surgeries for transgender people under the age of 19 and requires trans minors to undergo at least 40 hours of “gender-identity-focused” therapy, after a diagnosis of “a long-lasting and intense pattern of gender nonconformity” before receiving any medical gender-affirming treatment. After meeting all of the...

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