Op-Ed: Denying trans youth gender-affirming care is an affront to science and medical ethics

An op-ed on the scientific misinformation that is harming teens, families, and medical providers and undermining the integrity of law. Biased political actors, including the Texas Attorney General and some Alabama legislators, have repeated junk science to justify bans on gender-affirming care for youth. The result is biased “science” and biased law.

Fighting Misinformation: New Report Refutes Biased “Science” Used to Justify Bans on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth

I had the privilege of working with six scientists from Yale and the University of Texas Southwestern to refute, point-by-point, the purported scientific justifications for banning gender-affirming care in Texas and Alabama. The Yale press release is here. The full-text report is here. The report has been widely covered by the national press as wellContinue reading “Fighting Misinformation: New Report Refutes Biased “Science” Used to Justify Bans on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth”

New Article: Psychological Parenthood

Psychological Parenthood (with Anne Dailey and Doug NeJaime), Minnesota L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022). Family law in the United States is governed by an assortment of legal doctrines and policies that often undermine, and sometimes sever, the relationships between children and the adults with whom children are most closely bonded. For example, the “best interests ofContinue reading “New Article: Psychological Parenthood”