Texas investigates as "child abuse" the transition of minors

Texas investigates as "child abuse" the transition of minors Texas investigates as "child abuse" the transition of minors

Texas Attorney General Declares Gender-Affirming Treatments 'Child Abuse'

the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, of the party Republicansent a letter to Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) of Texas in which it orders state agencies to conduct investigations “quick and thorough” on the use of gender-affirming care for trans children, a move that follows the state attorney general's opinion that such treatments are a form of “child abuse".

Abbott, has written a letter in which he asks the DFPS "conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of any reported instance of these abusive procedures in the State of Texas". The Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, also a Republican, which claims that certain gender-affirming treatments for trans children, including gender reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking drugs, “may legally constitute child abuse under various provisions".

And continues: "It is already against the law to subject children to Texas to a wide variety of elective gender transition procedures, including reassignment surgeries that may result in sterilization, mastectomies, removal of healthy body parts, and administration of puberty-blocking drugs or supraphysiological doses of testosterone or estrogen".

Investigate the parents

Texas investigates as "child abuse" the transition of minors"THEa texas law also imposes on DFPS the duty to investigate the parents of a child who is subject to these abusive gender transition procedures, and in other state agencies to investigate licensed facilities where such procedures may occur”, added the governor.

As early as August, this Department began recognizing certain gender-affirming surgeries as “child abuse” after receiving pressure from the governor, as reported in a timely manner by the Texas Tribune.

Abbott also he said "Texas law imposes reporting requirements on all licensed professionals who have direct contact with children who may be subject to such abuse, including doctors, nurses, and teachers, and provides criminal penalties for failing to report such abuse".

trans laws

This is another attempt by the state of Texas to limit the rights of trans youth. In October, Abbott signed a law that prohibits trans girls from playing with female sports teams in public schools.

The truth is, the state legislature last year failed to pass a bill that would have made providing gender-affirming care to minors a felony along with physical and sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Proponents of gender-affirming treatments point out that Paxton y Abbott go against the guidance of all major relevant medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics y the american psychological association, who say gender-affirming care is medically necessary for some trans youth.

Texas investigates as "child abuse" the transition of minors


Sources: InfobaeHeraldNBC

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