WILL TRANSGENDER PEOPLE BECOME FORCIBLY DISPLACED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY?
As of March 2022, 15 states have restricted access to gender-affirming care or are currently considering laws that would do so. The bills carry severe penalties for health care providers, and sometimes families, who provide or seek out gender-affirming care for minors. This study estimates the number of transgender youth at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care under these bills.
An estimated 58,200 transgender youth and young adults ages 13 and older in the U.S. are at risk of being denied gender-affirming medical care due to proposed and enacted state bans and policies.
As of March 18, 2022, 15 states have restricted access to gender-affirming care or are currently considering laws that would do so.
Transgender youth ages 13+ at risk of being denied gender-affirming care due to enacted of proposed state bans
Melanie Nathan, ED at AHRC: At African Human Rights Coalition we are privy to the horrors of persecution, oppression and abuse exacted against LGBTQI+ people who are denied rights, and worse yet criminalized. It is difficult enough to function in a society that ostracizes. But when the STATE, as in government, becomes an actor in the persecution, there is generally nowhere to turn, causing the need to migrate elsewhere where one is accepted and where one receives the help and care. This is unaffordable for most! The criminalization of a trans person's trajectory is reprehensible and cruel. Parents who accept their kids to the point of action, should be encouraged and supported by government and not criminalized. This antiquated form of colonizing body, identity and sexuality is nothing but control by a bunch of white straight men desperately trying to hold onto the patriarchal norms that have kept them in power and wealth! It is time for us all to stand up to this with whatever might we have.
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Six states also include penalties for parents who facilitate minors’ access to gender-affirming medical care.
About half the bills would bar insurance providers from offering coverage for gender-affirming care.
A bill in Missouri would attempt classify gender-affirming care as child abuse similar to the order recently issued in Texas.