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'Children will die': Transgender advocates warn about risks


'Children will die': Transgender advocates warn about risks as more states consider banning gender-affirming care for kids

USA Today by Marc Ramirez on April 12, 2021

Willow Breshears knew she was different for as long as she can remember. Growing up in rural Arkansas, she said she often felt depressed, her discoveries about herself quashed by social norms and Baptist teachings.

Now 18 and living in Little Rock, the transgender activist testified before lawmakers as part of an effort to try to stop the passage of a proposed state law that, among other things, would ban doctors from providing gender-affirming care such as   puberty blockers and hormone therapy to youths under 18. She and others protesting the measure were unsuccessful. 


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