Tess Vrbin

Tess Vrbin

Tess Vrbin is a reporter for the Arkansas Advocate, which first published this report.

demonstrators voice support for trans rights

Federal judge strikes down Arkansas ban on gender-affirming health care for transgender youth

By: - June 21, 2023

A federal judge struck down Arkansas’ ban on gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth Tuesday, nearly two years after blocking it from going into effect. Act 626 of 2021, known as the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act, prohibited physicians from providing “gender transition” treatments like hormones, puberty blockers and surgeries to those under age […]