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Ohio Bill Would Ban Gender Transistion Treatment For Kids Under 18

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Children under 18 would not be allowed to get some medical treatments for gender transitioning if a new Ohio bill passes.

The bill would deny hormones, puberty blockers and surgery for children to transition, even if parents approve of those treatments. Aaron Baer, president of the Center for Christian Virtue backs the bill. 

“We want to allow children to develop, allow children to age and then they can make a decision for themselves.” 

Maria Bruno with Equality Ohio says this bill goes against the advice of leading medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Psychiatric Association. 

“This is cruel and will lead to harm to transgender children.” 

This is the third time a bill limiting transition treatments for children has been introduced in Ohio. A similar bill passed in Arkansas earlier this year and has been put on hold by a federal court. 

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