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Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015

Oregon passed policy to allow transgender surgery as young as 15, without parental consent

While they can’t vote, buy cigarettes, a policy passed in Oregon would allow 15-year-olds to undergo a sex-reassignment surgery without the knowledge or consent of parents. This measure was passed in January, somehow never gardering media attention.

Fox News reports the policy is the first of its kind in the U.S. and allows transgender children to seek cross-sex hormone therapy, puberty-suppressing drugs and sex changes all paid for by the state.

The policy was passed by Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), who believe that allowing children with gender identity disorder access to the therapies, drugs and surgeries will reduce the number of suicides in the state.
The Oregon Health Authority website indicates that the transgender policy was discussed at four meetings in 2014, then passed without opposition in January.
Doctors do not have to notify parents of children 15 and above, as 15 is the age of medical consent in Oregon.
Lori Porter of Parents’ Rights in Education said, “It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children. They’re our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it’s mindboggling.”
Critical parents are claiming that children as young as 15 do not fully understand the consequences of undergoing the procedures.
Girl Scouts opened their arms to the transgender community and now Oregon allows taxpayer fund surgeries for children, starting at age 15, without parental consent

Girl Scouts opened their arms to the transgender community and now Oregon allows taxpayer fund surgeries for children, starting at age 15, without parental consent

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