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Arkansas lawmakers override Gov. Hutchinson’s veto of bill banning health care for trans youth

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any transition-related care.Advocates have warned that the bill, which prohibits doctors from providing gender-affirming care or referring a youth and their parents to another physician who provides it, will lead health care providers to shun transgender patients for fear of losing their license for “unprofessional conduct,” charged with breaking the law, or sued — as the bill contains a provision allowing minors who received treatments but later regret their decision to sue their former provider for up to 20 years after they turn 18.Other advocates, including The Trevor Project, the nation’s top crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth, have warned that banning trans youth from receiving gender-affirming care.

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