Gender surgery labeled "child abuse" by Texas DFPS despite plea from AMA - What's Your Point?
Houston - At the request of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department for Family and Protective Services has declared gender reassignment surgery to be a form of "child abuse".
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The administrative move is consistent with a host of approved and proposed legislation viewed by advocates as openly hostile to the transgender community - including a measure to exclude youth in transition from participating in athletic competitions which do not correspond to the child's sex at birth.
The American Medical Association has called this latest declaration - "a dangerous intrusion into the practice of medicine" that will be "detrimental to the health of transgender children."