Protect trans young people’s access to gender-affirming health care

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The Senate Health and Welfare Committee will take up SB 126/HB 1027 on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 pm. Last updated March 30, 2021. The current status of this bill can be found here.

SB 126/HB 1027, if amended, would prevent transgender youth from receiving hormone treatments before puberty. This proposal 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.

TAKE ACTION: Please call your state senator and ask them to vote NO on SB 126/HB 1027.

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Sample Phone Script

Hello, my name is _____________. I am calling to ask you to vote no on SB 126/HB 1027.

Medical treatment for transgender individuals is guided by evidence-based clinical guidelines and based on the individual needs of each patient.

Blanket bans on treatment disrupt medically necessary care and result in negative health outcomes including anxiety, depression and suicidality.

Please allow trans youth to access the care they need. Please vote no on SB 126/HB 1027.

2021-03-31T14:27:49-05:00 March 30th, 2021|Categories: Take Action|