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Texas health providers are suspending gender-affirming care for teens in response to GOP efforts

Hospitals across the state have already started restricting critical treatment as health care providers fear legal consequences and worry they could lose their medical licenses. Meanwhile, teenagers are already leaving the state to get care or avoiding medical care altogether.

Psychotherapist Monrovia Van Hoose in her office on Friday, Mar. 11, 2022. Van Hoose began working with transgender youth in 2008, a time when few doctors offered gender affirming care. Now, the state’s largest providers of medical care for transgender children have recently rolled back services, bending to pressure from Republican leaders.

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