Dangerous Florida Guidelines Seek to Ban Social Transition: What Families Need to Know

New state guidelines recommend against gender-affirming care for youth in any capacity, including social transition.

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The Florida Department of Health has released new guidelines that attempt to ban gender-affirming treatments for transgender youth in the state. The guidelines, released on April 20, recommend against gender-affirming care for youth in the state in any capacity. Going a step further than anti-trans legislation that has been enacted in other Republican-run states, Florida’s guidelines, which are nonbinding, seek to ban not only medical transitioning for trans kids, but also social transitioning. Here’s what families need to know.

Florida seeks to ban social transitioning for trans kids

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The new guidelines may be supporting conversion therapy

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States across the country are attacking trans youth’s access to gender-affirming care

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