Texas governor directs agencies on gender-affirming care

Texas's governor has directed state agencies, including the Department of Family and Protective Services, to conduct investigations into the use of gender-affirming care for transgender children. The governor and state attorney general have stated the opinion that such treatments "can legally constitute child abuse," while the American Academy of Pediatrics and other medical associations support the use of gender-affirming care. The directive and attorney general opinion do not carry legal force.

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