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Responding to Attacks on Trans Youth

From Louisiana Considered on WWNO/WRKF:

Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state agencies to investigate reports of gender-affirming treatment for transgender children. In a letter he wrote to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Abbott referred to this kind of treatment as child abuse.

But there are multiple health agencies taking a stand in support of gender-affirming treatment. Louisiana Considered Managing Producer Alana Schreiber spoke with Tucker Barker, Gender Services Patient Navigator at CrescentCare Health in New Orleans.

“When we’re talking about gender-affirming care and generally supportive families who have trans kids, referring to their support as child abuse is not only dehumanizing but it’s seriously dangerous,” says Barker.

Listen to the full conversation below. Click here to learn more about Gender Care at CrescentCare.

Published: Mar 8, 2022