Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Friday banning transgender surgeries and related medical interventions for children.
The bill, SB14, prohibits providing certain children with procedures meant for gender transitioning and gender reassignment. It also prohibits using public money or public assistance for those procedures.
Prohibited procedures under Texas law are those "for the purpose of transitioning a child’s biological sex as determined by the sex organs, chromosomes, and endogenous profiles of the child or affirming the child’s perception of the child’s sex if that perception is inconsistent with the child’s biological sex."
Banned drugs for transitioning include puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Banned surgeries include castration, vasectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectormy, metoidioplasty, penectomy, mastectomy, phalloplasty, vaginoplasty, and surgeries that sterilize a child.