D066 Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care

As a Church we celebrate the diversity and glory of God as reflected in every human being. We have also embraced access to necessary healthcare without restriction on gender. The time has come for us to unite these views to advocate for acess to healthcare for our trans and nonbinary Siblings in Christ.

We are also a Church guided by science and, in this case, the science is clear. Access to gender affirming care substantially reduces suicidality amongst trans and nonbinary youth (Tordoff et al 2022) and adults (Seelman et al 2017). The compassionate Christian stance is to embrace our trans and nonbinary siblings, advocating for their access to all health care needs.



Tordoff et al 2022: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2789423

Seelman et al 2017: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/trgh.2016.0024