Burgum Signs Ban On Transgender Health Care For Minors

(Bismarck, ND) — Governor Burgum is signing a bill that will ban doctors from providing gender-affirming care to transgender minors in North Dakota. The newly signed bill makes it a felony to perform sex-reassignment surgery on those under age 18. Prescribing hormone treatment or puberty blockers to transgender minors will be a misdemeanor. LGBTQ advocates say the move will raise the risk of suicide, mental health issues, and drug use among trans youth.

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