HB 675 would make it a felony for doctors to provide gender affirming care to trans youth. The bill displays a fundamental ignorance about medical treatment for transgender youth. Current care simply delays puberty to give a young person and the person’s family more time to make informed medical decisions about their care. This bill would take away their choices, irreversibly force youth through endogenous puberty and undermine the prevailing recommendations of every major medical association.
Parents, patients and medical professionals, not politicians, should decide what medical care is in the best interest of any particular young person.