According to the Cap Times, Wisconsin lawmakers approved several legislation on Thursday that forbid physicians from performing sex change procedures on children and prohibit male athletes from competing in women’s sports.
Three bills are included in the package; two of them forbid biological men from participating in K–12 girls’ sports and collegiate women’s sports, and the third would result in a physician losing their medical license if they performed a sex change surgery or gave a minor puberty blockers.
The legislation was approved by the Wisconsin Assembly and is now on its way to the Senate for final approval before being presented to Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who has indicated he will veto the measures, according to the Cap Times.
Texas, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, and Virginia are just a few of the states that have legislation outlawing sex change treatments for children that has passed legislature.
According to a new JAMA Network study, surgeries for patients between the ages of 12 and 40 tripled from 4,552 in 2016 to 13,011 in 2019 for patients having breast and chest procedures in the United States.