Show-Me Trans Surgery Opposition

Recent polling and a ruling about new law taking effect . . .

The St. Louis University/YouGov poll released Tuesday found strong opposition to medical interventions for people under 18, with 63% approving bans on hormone therapies like puberty blockers and 24% opposed. Seventy-three percent favored outlawing gender-transition surgeries for minors, and 14% opposed.

In an interview, poll director Steven Rogers said the findings reveal that Missourians are nuanced in their attitudes. The survey found equal numbers of respondents – 44% – on both sides of the question of whether minors should be able to receive gender-affirming counseling.

“Missourians indisputably favor restricting gender transition medical care for minors,” Rogers said. “But they do not completely oppose gender-affirming care for minors.”

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Poll finds Missouri voters back bans on transgender health care * Missouri Independent

As Missouri awaits a court decision on a ban on health care treatments for transgender minors, a poll shows strong support for the law.

Judge turns down bid to block Missouri ban on transgender treatments for minors * Missouri Independent

A St. Louis judge ruled Friday afternoon that a new state law - blocking Missouri's transgender youth from beginning new gender-affirming-care treatments - can take effect Monday. Circuit Court Judge Steven Ohmer denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU of Missouri and Lambda Legal.

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