Sex change procedures for minors are no longer offered at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) thanks to the passage of a new Tennessee law.
The legislation banning sex change procedures for minors was signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on March 3.
According to the Nashville Post, parents received an email from VUMC letting them know that the clinic will no longer be providing services for those patients.
“Your current medication prescription is affected by the laws coming into effect regarding gender-affirming care,” read an email obtained by the Nashville Post. “VUMC will not fulfill refill requests for medication prescribed for gender-affirming care after June 1, 2023… All medications dispensed for gender-affirming care must have a completion date that is prior to 7/1/23.”