The University of Missouri's Faculty Council will vote on a draft statement during a meeting set for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Cornell Hall, in regards to MU Health Care's discontinuation of gender-affirming healthcare.
In a draft statement written by the council it says, "Specifically, we ask MU Health Care to reinstate care for minor transgender patients who were already receiving treatment prior to August 28th, 2023."
Back in August, a Missouri Judge signed an order banning gender affirming treatment for minors. That was followed by Attorney General Andrew Bailey sending a letter to health care providers statewide to stop any treatment violating this law.
The statement says faculty has approached the council expressing the hardships that have been caused by MU Health Care's decision. The faculty council is in support for equal access to healthcare for everyone, saying it is especially crucial for transgender individuals.
Beyond the typical doctors visit, the council says transgender healthcare includes psychological and social interventions to aid transgender individuals.
They also go on to say how taking care away from individuals who were already receiving treatment prior to August 28th, impacts colleagues, families, friends and the university's ability to retain students and staff.
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