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By Dan Hart
The Washington Stand

On Wednesday, reports surfaced that up to 13 youth gender clinics at university hospitals across the country could end up closing by the end of the year as a result of state legislation restricting gender transition procedures for minors, in addition to at least one other clinic in Idaho.

On June 2, Texas became the 20th Republican-led state to place restrictions on procedures that remove healthy organs from or inject hormones into minors who are confused about their biological sex. “In some cases, university youth gender clinics have already scaled back their operations as a result of state law,” reported The College Fix. “Litigation against the legislation could slow down or stop some clinics from closing. However, some are being closed while litigation proceeds.”

The states that have passed restrictions on gender transition procedures for minors include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

So far, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital have both announced that they will cease performing gender transition procedures for minors as a result of recently passed legislation. The Transgender Health Program at the University of Utah announced that it would reduce transition procedures in light of state law, while also stating that “Utah law creates a pathway for minors who have a documented gender dysphoria diagnosis prior to January 28, 2023, to receive gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty blockers.”



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