Texas Children’s Hospital ends gender procedures as CEO vows to refer minors to other states

Texas Children’s Hospital CEO Mark Wallace announced plans Wednesday to discontinue the hospital’s gender treatment program for minors to comply with a new bill passed by the state legislature banning such treatments.

Gov. Greg Abbott said he will sign the bill into law.

In an email sent Wednesday, according to local reports, Wallace said in order for the hospital to comply with Senate Bill 14, which “prohibits procedures and prescription treatments for gender transitioning, gender reassignment and gender dysphoria,” the hospital will “modify” its “gender-affirming care to comply with the new law,”

The bill was passed by the Texas legislature earlier this month and, pending the governor’s signature, would take effect on Sept. 1.


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