Brief: Discriminatory Transgender Health Bills Have Critical Consequences for Youth

This brief provides the context, definitions, and benefits of gender-affirming care and explores how anti-LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning) health policies harm LGBTQ+ youth. The authors advocate that gender-affirming care—i.e., developmentally appropriate supports shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation in young transgender and gender-diverse people—is a critical, medically indicated treatment that provides essential health support to youth and their families. Learn more.