Medical professionals speak out against bill prohibiting trans youth from gender-affirming care

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – Medical professionals across the Mountain State signed onto a letter condemning legislation advancing in the House barring transgender youth at risk for suicide from accessing medical interventions. 

The bill advanced to the full chamber by a House committee on Friday.

The proposal would completely ban minors’ access to hormone therapy and puberty blockers, removing a narrow exemption passed by lawmakers last year that allows kids at risk for self-harm and suicide to receive care. 

Signers of the letter published Monday by the state’s only lgbtq advocacy organization, Fairness West Virginia, include doctors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and medical students. 

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