For pediatricians like Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, division chief of adolescent and young adult medicine at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the efforts of Texas state officials to investigate gender-affirming health care for transgender and gender-diverse youth as child abuse are infuriating.
“It’s gutting a whole host of life-saving services that are critically needed,” said Garofalo, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in an interview.
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Kuehn BM. Medical Groups Defend Patient-Physician Relationship and Access to Adolescent Gender-Affirming Care. JAMA. 2022;327(15):1432–1434. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.4617
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