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Massachusetts Senators Ask Biden to Expand Access to Gender-Affirming Medical Care

Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D) and Ed Markey (D) are calling on the Biden administration to lift certain barriers that make it difficult for transgender people to access gender-affirming medical care.

In a letter sent last week to top administration officials including Attorney General Merrick Garland, Health Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Anne Milgram, Warren and Markey argued that testosterone – currently a Schedule III controlled substance – should be rescheduled to make it more accessible to transgender men and nonbinary transmasculine people.

“Testosterone’s Schedule III status adds barriers to medically necessary, gender-affirming care while leaving transgender people vulnerable to harassment, discrimination, and surveillance,” the letter reads.

Read the source article at The Hill

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