The Texas Academy of PAs (TAPA) joins other healthcare organizations in voicing their dissent of the recent effort to criminalize gender-affirming care.

AUSTIN, TX The Texas Academy of PAs (TAPA) supports transgender youth and adolescents and their families. TAPA opposes the recent actions taken to criminalize evidence-based gender-affirming medical treatment for Texas youth and adolescents. Decisions for care should be made only between the healthcare provider and patient, with consultation of the parents.  No family or medical practitioner should be fearful of legal retribution for actions taken in the course of providing evidence-based medical care.

The Texas Academy of Physician Assistants is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization leading PA organization in Texas that serves the profession through professional development, education, representation, legislative advocacy and a commitment to team-based care for the 10,000 Physician Assistants who serve as a vital resource to the medical community across the state of Texas.


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