We have been hearing a lot about Transgender health, and are a little confused, so let’s catch up. Transgender Health Care includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and mental health conditions. This includes sex reassignment therapies, for transgender individuals. Yesterday The Southern Poverty Law Center released a press release about Transgender Health Care Ban. The three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision reversing a federal district court ruling. This ruling blocked the enforcement of Alabama’s law banning medical care for transgender adolescents. Courts say that these state bans discriminate against transgender minors and burden their parents. The 11th Circuit panel disagreed, holding that Alabama’s law does not discriminate based on sex or transgender status.
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