Transgender adults in Florida `blindsided’ that new law limits access to health care

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The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A new Florida law banning gender-affirming care for minors is getting a lot of attention nationally as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis runs for president, but it’s also impacting transgender adults.

Children were the main focus of debate and coverage of the new law that DeSantis signed last month. However, it also includes restrictions on adult care.

That’s creating chaos for patients and providers in the state with what’s estimated to be the nation’s second-highest transgender population.

Patients now have to be treated face-to-face by a medical doctor.

Those restrictions have proved particularly onerous because many trans adults were seeing nurse practitioners and using telehealth.

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6/5/2023 11:32:45 AM (GMT -5:00)

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