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A look at the research: The latest on gender-affirming care in Idaho

Matt Guilhem
Boise State Public Radio

Idaho could become the latest state in the country to ban gender-affirming care for anyone under 18.

Last month, House lawmakers passed a bill that would make it a felony for a doctor to prescribe hormones or puberty blockers for trans minors. It also bans sex-reassignment surgery – something that isn’t done in Idaho.

Lawmakers supporting the bill paint these treatments as ineffective and harmful with high rates of regret. But asJames Dawson reports, research shows the opposite.

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I cover politics and a bit of everything else for Boise State Public Radio. Outside of public meetings, you can find me fly fishing, making cool things out of leather or watching the Seattle Mariners' latest rebuilding season.
As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.