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The continuing nationwide discussion over transgender rights—specifically reassignment and gender affirmation medical treatment—has found its own time of debate in Missouri. Recent Missouri state legislative proposals aim to control medical care providers’ prescription of hormone replacement therapy or “puberty blocking” medications (two commonly endorsed methodologies for gender treatment in the transgender population) as well as gender reassignment surgery. While few surgeons will perform the latter on minors, pharmaceutical intervention is generally endorsed as a safe treatment by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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In March 2021, the state of Arkansas became the first state to pass legislation that not
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