Florida medical board bans certain transgender treatments for minors

ORLANDO, Fla. — Doctors in Florida can no longer provide underage patients with certain transgender treatments.


The state board of medicine approved that rule on Friday.

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It affects treatments like puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgery.

Critics of the new rule said those treatments can be “lifesaving.”

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However, Florida’s surgeon general calls them “risky.”

These new rules do not affect people already receiving these treatments.

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