Transgender residents look on at a Kentucky House hearing in March while supporters give testimony in favor of a bill to restrict health care for transgender minors. In state legislatures across the country, the number of bills restricting gender-affirming health care has nearly doubled since last year. (Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Wave of transgender health care bans has roots in past debates

BY: - May 5, 2023

Republican lawmakers have found traction in restricting care for minors, and increasingly for adults as well.