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HB 113 - Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria - Montana Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria

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Title: Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits medical providers from prescribing a variety of treatments for youth with gender dysphoria, including puberty suppressants and hormone therapy.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines the following:

    • “Gender” as the social, psychological, and behavioral, and cultural aspects of being male or female;

    • “Birth sex” or “biological sex” as the biological indication of male or female, including sex chromosomes, hormones, gonads, reproductive capacity and/or organs, and external genitalia present at birth, independent from an individual’s chosen gender;

    • “Gender transition procedures” as any general medical or surgical service provided to alter or remove the physical or anatomical features of an individual’s biological sex to construct any physical or anatomical features characteristic of a sex different from said individual’s sex at birth;

    • “Gender transition” as the process by which an individual will change the gender they identify with from that which corresponds to their biological sex to that which is different than their biological sex;

    • “Puberty-blocking drugs” as drugs used to suppress or delay a child’s development of puberty to assist in a gender transition;

    • “Cross-sex hormones” as hormones given to an individual in doses which are significantly larger than would normally occur in the biological sex of the corresponding gender to which said individual is transitioning and includes:

      • Antiandrogen, estrogen, and testosterone;

    • “Gender reassignment surgery” as gender transition procedures including but not limited to:

      • Orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, mastectomy, hysterectomy, metoidioplasty, oophorectomy, penectomy, and phalloplasty (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies “gender transition procedures” includes but is not limited to services providing puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones, or genital or nongenital gender reassignment surgery (Sec. 3).

  • Prohibits a health care provider from:

    • Providing, prescribing, or administering gender transition procedures; and

    • Referring a minor to a health care provider to perform gender transition procedures (Sec. 4).

Title: Prohibits Medical Providers from Prescribing Certain Treatments for Youth with Gender Dysphoria

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