Transgender Treatment Ban for Minors Set to Go Into Effect on Monday

Missouri Capitol

Legislation banning gender-affirming medical interventions on minors is set to go into effect on Monday amid a legal challenge and questions surrounding a St. Louis gender clinic. SB 49 would ban physicians from providing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors unless the minors began treatment before August 28, the effective date of the bill. However, the law may not go into effect as planned, as the ACLU of Missouri and others are suing to block the bill. 

As questions surround the safety and effectiveness of gender transition procedures on minors, the New York Times recently looked into the Washington University Pediatric Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital which is at the center of a whistle-blower complaint.

August 25, 2023 - 3:42pm

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