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Missouri's latest legal battle over gender-affirming care

It’s been a tumultuous year for trans, nonbinary or gender-questioning kids and adults seeking healthcare in Missouri — and it's not over yet. We'll get you up to speed on the latest confrontation between the Missouri Attorney General and care providers in the state.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has been focused this year on restricting or outlawing gender-affirming care for transgender kids and adults. Hospitals and other providers in the state say they adhere to widely accepted standards and practices for patients who are transitioning from the sex assigned at their birth to their gender identity.

Last week, Washington University’s Transgender Center filed a lawsuit against Bailey’s office. KCUR's Brian Ellison spoke with The Missouri Independent’s Annalise Hanshaw about what exactly this lawsuit alleges.

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