Transgender treatment, doctors threatened by new Alabama law
By KIM CHANDLER
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)