Proposed bill would ban gender reassignment surgery for Texas minors

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A state lawmaker wants to make it illegal for children under the age of 18 to have gender reassignment surgery.

“We don’t let children get tattoos, smoke tobacco,  drink alcohol, use a tanning bed, get a concealed handgun license, buy spray paint or vote,” said Sen. Bob Hall.

His proposed bill also would ban other procedures aimed at altering the body of a child.

“These prohibitive procedures and treatments include surgeries such as mastectomies, phalloplasty, as well as puberty-blocking medications and cross hormone therapies,” said Hall.

Doctors and parents on both sides of the issue testified before the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee this week.

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