Montana Gov. Signs Bill Banning Transgender Surgeries for Children

Montana’s Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday signed a bill restricting transgender procedures for minors.
The bill, the “Youth Health Protection Act” (pdf), prohibits certain medical and surgical procedures—including puberty blockers—for children struggling with gender dysphoria.
According to the text of the legislation, the measure seeks to enhance the protection of minors from “any form of pressure to receive harmful, experimental puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones and to undergo irreversible, life-altering surgical procedures” prior to entering adulthood.
In a statement, Gianforte’s press secretary Kaitlin Price said that the governor is “committed to protecting Montana children from invasive medical treatments that can permanently alter their healthy, developing bodies.”…

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