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November 11, 2022

Florida Boards Vote to Ban Gender-Affirming Care for Children

On November 4, the Florida Board of Medicine and Board of Osteopathic Medicine voted to ban gender-affirming care for children. This ban applies to the use of puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and related surgeries.  Under the new ban, Floridian children who are not already receiving non-surgical treatment when the rule goes into effect must wait until 18 to receive gender-affirming care. However, the two boards disagreed on whether children could receive non-surgical gender-affirming treatment through clinical trials approved by an IRB. The ban will become effective after a 21-day period for public input.  . 

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