alabama: US: Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

MONTGOMERY: A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that makes it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. United States District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the medication ban, which took effect May 8, while a court challenge … Read more

CDC Issues Alert for Hepatitis in Children With Adenovirus Infection

April 21, 2022 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory urging state and local authorities to watch for cases of hepatitis in children with adenovirus infection. Nine hepatitis cases in which children tested positive for adenovirus have occurred in Alabama since October 2021 among children aged 1-6, with two … Read more

“Children as Collateral Damage”: GOP’s Latest Culture War Targets Trans Kids

Alabama Republicans on Thursday advanced what may be the most extreme anti-transgender bill any state has put forth yet: a package that bans gender-affirming medical treatment for kids, threatens doctors who provide such care with felonies, and requires schools to inform parents if a child indicates they may be transgender. Separate legislation passed by state … Read more