An Iowa court has ruled that a law barring Medicaid from covering transgender recipients' surgical expenses is unconstitutional.
The AMA has warned governors that restricting trans youths' access to gender-affirming medical care could have harmful consequences.
For the third time in four years, a transgender person is challenging Iowa's ban on Medicaid coverage for gender confirmation surgery.
Arkansas is poised to become the first state to penalize doctors who prescribe gender-affirming medical treatments to trans youth.
Bill also prevents Medicaid and private insurance from covering costs of transition-related treatments.
Sen. Tom Whatley offered an amendment, ultimately rejected, to exempt therapists from ban on gender-affirming care
Senator repeats right-wing talking points objecting to hormonal and surgical interventions for trans youth
Critics worry denying care will increase youths' feelings of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation
"Transgender 21 Act" would gag medical providers from even acknowledging a youth's gender identity without parental consent
Class-action lawsuit claims insurance exclusions denying transition-related care are discriminatory and unconstitutional
Lead sponsor originally wanted to introduce a bill to ban gender-affirming treatments to trans youth
Judge finds that plaintiffs are likely to prove exclusion violates various civil rights statutes
Jennifer Fletcher sued the state after being forced to pay $25,000 to cover medically necessary surgery
Advocates say there's already sufficient information about the medications widely available
Bill would threaten doctors who prescribe hormones or surgery to trans youth with jail time and a possible fine