Support Access to Full Gender Care

The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter and University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, joined by the Vermont Medical Society, Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, Vermont Psychiatric Association, Vermont American Academy of Emergency Physicians and the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont denounce the large number of legislative proposals throughout the nation that will harm transgender and gender diverse youth. Every individual is entitled to high quality evidence-based medical care regardless of gender or sexual orientation. These proposals drive discrimination, reinforce stigma and create barriers to care.

We are thankful to provide care in a state that has routinely recognized the rights of young people, the rights of LGBTQ identified persons and the autonomy of medical providers, but we know we are not immune to attacks on access to care for transgender and gender diverse Vermonters. We call on Governor Scott and the Vermont General Assembly to support full access to gender care and oppose any proposals that would:

Limit access to evidence-based medical and psychological care

Prevent youth from playing sports alongside their peers.

The full letter can be read HERE. 


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