Iowa Governor Signs Ban On Gender Transition Surgery For Minors
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- Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed two bills into law on Wednesday that ban gender care for minors and prevent transgender school students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.
- The first bill prevents doctors in Iowa from prescribing puberty blockers or hormone therapy treatments to children under the age of 18. Additionally, the law also prohibits any “gender transition procedures” that would “affirm the minor’s perception of the minor’s gender or sex.”
- “I’m a parent. I’m a grandmother. I know how difficult this is,” Reynolds said, according to The Gazette, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based newspaper. “This is an extremely uncomfortable position for me to be in. And I don’t like it.”
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