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Resolution to Prohibit Performing Gender-Affirming Surgery or Providing Hormone Therapy/Blockers to Minors Under the Age of 18

WHEREAS, thousands of U.S. families have been weighing difficult choices amid soaring numbers of children diagnosed with gender dysphoria. They have had to do so based on scant evidence of long-term safety (e.g., bone density and infertility) and efficacy of gender-affirming treatment for minors; and,

WHEREAS, according to a 2022 article in Newsweek, there was an astronomical rise in gender dysphoria especially among young women. As an example, the UK saw a 4,400% increase from the prior decade, “particularly among impressionable young people” and asking, “increasing due to social contagion?”; and,

WHEREAS, there are laws that prohibit minors under the age of 18 from voting or drinking; however, due to “gender dysphoria” many are advocating to provide “gender-affirming” surgery and hormone therapy/blockers to these minors and frequently without advising their parents; and,

WHEREAS, many individuals who underwent “gender-affirming” surgery regret it later and are called “detransitioners,” permanently changing young people’s bodies (e.g. hysterectomies, mastectomies, castrations, etc.) if they don’t fully understand the ramifications of their choices can result in non-reversible procedures and life-long counseling to cope with regret; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Wyoming Republican Party demands that the State of Wyoming shall prohibit chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all children under the age of 18 for sex transition purposes; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that parents must be advised before any minor child seeks to follow through with any gender-affirming treatment; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Wyoming Republican Party opposes any public funds be directed for gender therapy or gender transition.


Wyoming Republican Party, 19 Apr 2024 WYGOP State Convention


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