DALLAS - A doctor is suing to learn why UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is cutting care for young transgender patients.
Doctor Ximena Lopez claims UT Southwestern’s decision to stop certain gender-affirming health care violates the university’s non-discrimination policy.
Lopez heads the GENECIS program run by UT Southwestern and Children’s Health of Dallas. The program stopped taking new patients last year.
Gov. Greg Abbott and some top Texas Republicans are targeting gender-affirming care, saying it should be considered child abuse.
Gov. Abbott recently took the opinion a step further, calling on people to report any child who appears to be getting gender-affirming care and directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to open investigations.