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“Unbearable”: Doctors treating trans kids are leaving Texas, exacerbating adolescent care crisis

Texas doctors fear a new era of government intrusion into medicine as lawmakers ban transition care for kids following prohibitions on abortion.

People gather in front of the Texas Capitol during a protest for transgender kids' rights in Austin on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

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“This is comparable to asking a medical professional to wean a Type 1 diabetic off of their insulin — you would never do that.”

— Brett Cooper, an adolescent medicine physician

De facto elimination of care

“Living in a medical dictatorship”

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