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Lawmakers in South Carolina approve ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2024
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Lawmakers in South Carolina, USA, have approved a ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth. On 18 January, the Republican-dominated House debated and voted “overwhelmingly” in favour of the bill, as per AP News. The bill prevents health professionals from performing gender-affirming surgery, prescribing puberty blockers and overseeing hormone therapy for patients under 18 years old. The bill also prevents those under the age of 26 – eight years past the age of majority in the Southern US state – from using Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance program for...

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