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Fact Sheet Reproductive Health and Equity 

­United We Stand: How Some States Are Protecting Access to Gender Affirming Care and Abortion in a Single Legislative Act

January 4, 2024


Many individuals with the potential for pregnancy now find themselves in a state with a partial or total abortion ban. At the same time, thirty-five percent of transgender youth find themselves in a state with laws banning gender affirming care. However, the Network has identified at least thirteen laws across ten states and the District of Columbia that seek to protect access to reproductive health care as well as gender-affirming care in the same act. This factsheet takes a closer look at legislation that couples transgender rights with reproductive rights to advance access to both.