DeWine administration backs off plans to impose rules that advocates feared would have restricted gender-affirming medical treatment for adults.

The DeWine administration backs off its plans to impose rules that advocates feared would have restricted gender-affirming medical treatment for adults in a way no other state has. The rules proposed by two state departments would have required the psychiatrists, endocrinologists and medical ethicists to have roles in creating gender-affirming care plans for clinics and hospitals. And patients under 21 would have been required to receive at least six months of counseling before starting hormone treatment or receiving gender-affirming surgery. Over the last few years, 21 states have adopted laws banning at least some aspects of gender-affirming care for minors.

 

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