Texas Children's to end transgender care

Texas Children's Hospital will stop offering hormone therapy and other transgender care, according to the Houston Chronicle and ABC affiliate KTRK

In anticipation of a Texas bill — which aims to curb gender-transition care — becoming law, Texas Children's CEO Mark Wallace told employees the hospital will cease providing some transgender care services within the next few months, according to an email sent May 24 and obtained by the news outlets. 

The hospital is one of two Texas facilities part of an attorney general investigation based on allegations of providers "unlawfully performing" gender-transition procedures. 

In the email, Mr. Wallace said "we will work with patients and their families to manage the discontinuation of hormone therapies or source appropriate care outside of Texas," according to KTRK. The hospital said it plans to continue offering psychological care that complies with state laws. 

The bill was sent to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's desk on May 19. 

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