House Bill 1057 & Transgender Healthcare

Jan 28, 2020

In The Moment ... January 28, 2020 Show 742 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 seeks to criminalize gender-affirming clinical care in South Dakota. As the bill makes its way through the South Dakota legislature, Republican leader Lee Qualm told the New York Times that he is hearing from voters who have different opinions about the bill. The bill is scheduled for debate in the House tomorrow. 

What are some of these procedures the legislature seeks to block? What does the data tell us about variations in gender identity and gender expression?  We've invited Anne Dilenschneider to join us. She's been working with transgender youth and adults since 1992. She is one of 87 providers in the world (and the only healthcare provider in the Dakotas) who has earned the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) specialty credential in transgender healthcare.  To watch the interview on YouTube, click here. 


  Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City