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Numerous states have passed legislation limiting access to gender-affirming care for transgender youth. Proponents say the laws will protect children and families. But is that really the case? Get the medical facts on gender-affirming care in a report from CBS News.

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Gender-affirming care for trans youth


Santoro, Helen. (2023, June 27). Gender-affirming care for trans youth: Separating medical facts from misinformation. CBS News.

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

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Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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