Tell Lawmakers: All Idaho Youth Deserve Access to Medical Care

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Every child in Idaho should have the right to access the healthcare they need to survive and thrive. But some lawmakers are pushing legislation that takes away the ability of medical professionals to provide best practice care for transgender youth.

Denying appropriate care to transgender youth can be life-threatening. Research shows it contributes to depression, isolation, eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide. That's why decisions about medical and mental health treatment for transgender youth should be made by doctors and families – not politicians – and based on established best practices.

Bills like these are being pushed by anti-LGBTQ groups from outside of Idaho and are government overreach into the medical decision-making rights of parents. Every major medical association – including the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics – opposes these bills.

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As your constituent, I am deeply troubled to see representatives consider legislation that would take away the ability of families to access best practice medical care for transgender youth. Decisions about medical treatments for kids should be made by the patient, their families, and their medical providers – not the government.

Please oppose this bill that takes away the ability of Idaho's medical professionals and families to provide necessary care to transgender youth.


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