Alabama Governor Signs Law Banning Puberty Blockers, Gender Transition Surgeries


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed legislation to outlaw puberty blocking medications for minors.

The bill makes it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to prescribe puberty blockers or hormones to transgender people under age 19 to help in their gender transition.

The bill also prohibits gender transition surgeries, although doctors told lawmakers those are generally not done on minors.

Ivey signed the legislation a day after state lawmakers passed the bill. Groups have v… (Read more)

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