February 21, 2024

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Health is important

As States Target Trans Kids, NY Lawmakers Vote to Let Homeless Teens Make Their Own Health Decisions

The laws would amend current public health regulation to empower small children under age 18 who are categorized as “runaway or homeless youth,” or RHY, to give consent for healthcare, dental, wellness and hospital companies, and comes amid a wave of laws focusing on trans young children somewhere else in the country.

NYC Council/William Alatriste

Dental care at the Callen-Lorde Neighborhood Health Centre, which delivers health care providers for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers.

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