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Family Moves From Arkansas to Support Trans Teen Amid State's Transition Surgery Ban

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one family has packed up and moved to New Mexico where they can better support their 17-year-old son—after the state passed legislation that criminalized transgender health care.The Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act denies anyone under the age of 18 access to gender-affirming treatments, surgical or chemical—including hormones or puberty blockers.

Additionally, doctors are now at risk of losing their licenses if they were to treat a minor.For the Spurrier family, the legislation became a blockade for their son's health.George and Emily Spurrier told WDTN that their son, Cas, 17, came out as transgender in 2019.

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