Gender affirming care for transgender children is not child abuse
We strongly condemn recent actions by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to classify gender-affirming care for transgender children as child abuse.
Gender-affirming care for transgender children is not child abuse. It is, in fact, a demonstration of love and acceptance. These policies clearly contradict known outcomes for transgender children and deny them the appropriate care experts recognize as essential to their individual needs. We know that transgender children have a high risk of depression, thoughts of suicide, and attempted suicide. By denying them gender-affirming care, these risks are likely to increase [....]