WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement on an Indiana bill that would stop irreversible and dangerous “gender transition” drugs and procedures for minors, including puberty blockers, hormone therapies, and irreversible surgeries such as mastectomies for the purpose of “gender transition,” which Governor Holcomb signed into law today.

“A child cannot consent to irreversible sex change surgery, and Indiana will no longer allow children to take dangerous drugs with long-term consequences like puberty blockers and hormone therapies in the name of extreme gender theories. These kids are clearly having a hard time, and we need to give them compassion and mental health help rather than dangerous, un-tested, unapproved drugs and irreversible surgeries.” – Senator Mike Braun

Puberty blockers and hormone therapies have not been approved by the FDA for “gender transition,” and when prescribed to children have long term medical consequences which are not reversible, including loss of bone mass and infertility [The New York Times, Nov 14, 2022].

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