Transgender treatment, doctors threatened by new Alabama law

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By KIM CHANDLER
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM (AP) – Two physicians who run a clinic in Alabama to treat children with gender dysphoria are bracing themselves now that a law that makes some of their work a crime has gone into effect.

Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif and Dr. Morissa Ladinsky lead a team in Birmingham that cares for more than 150 young people who are transgender or nonbinary.

The law that took effect Sunday makes it a felony for medical providers to give puberty blockers and hormones to treat trans people younger than 19.

A federal judge is considering a lawsuit challenging the measure as unconstitutional.

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5/9/2022 8:39:18 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Alabama News