The Changing Status of Transgender Medical Intervention, Explained

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A federal judge in Florida issued a preliminary injunction last week allowing three transgender children temporary access to puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones while a law banning the medications undergoes court challenges in the state. The next day, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill prohibiting physicians from providing hormone treatment and gender reassignment surgeries to minors, making it the 17th state in 2023 to do so, according to the Movement Advancement Project. 

Gender-related medical interventions for children, an issue that was rarely discussed just a few years ago, has become a central feature of America’s legal and cultural battlefield, dividing parents and acting as a litmus test for Republican leaders.

Where will it go from here?

Shifting opinions in Europe.

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