Several state lawmakers have already introduced bills to restrict access to “gender affirming care” for the 2023 legislative session, joining a growing number of states considering or adopting new restrictions for transgender youth.
Lawmakers in Missouri, Utah, Montana, South Carolina, and Oklahoma have pre-filed bills for consideration in 2023 that aim to ban or prohibit access to gender transition surgeries
, hormone therapy, or puberty blockers for minors.
Three separate bills were pre-filed by GOP lawmakers in Missouri in December that would ban health providers from providing gender transition procedures to minors. Each piece of legislation includes repercussions that health providers would face if they violate the law, such as having their medical licenses revoked.
The bills would each establish the Missouri