Medical facilities linked to the University of Oklahoma have agreed to discontinue some gender-related services in response to political pressure.
State lawmakers threatened to block as much as A$170 million in federal funding for the University’s Hospitals.
The politicians said the hospitals must discontinue “gender reassignment medical treatment” for children under-18, to receive the funds.
The University says it is planning to stop ‘certain gender medicine services’, although it didn’t explain exactly what that covered.
The Christian Post reports the state legislature is considering a bill to ban anyone under the age of 21 from getting gender reassignment surgeries in Oklahoma.
Its sponsor voiced concern about the unknown long-term effects of experimental treatments like puberty blockers and reassignment surgeries.