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Adams v St. Johns County School Board

February 28, 2019

Brief of Amici Curiae Medical, Nursing, Mental Health, And Other Health Care Organizations in Support of Appellee

"Access to single-sex facilities that correspond to one’s gender identity is a critical aspect of social transition and, thus, successful treatment of gender dysphoria. By contrast, excluding transgender individuals from facilities consistent with their gender identity undermines their treatment; exposes them to stigma and discrimination; harms their physical health by causing them to avoid restroom use; and impairs their social and emotional development. Similarly, transgender students who must use separate facilities than other students are not required to use are at risk of being bullied and discriminated against and suffer psychological harm. The stigma and minority stress that result from discrimination can, in turn, lead to poorer health outcomes for transgender individuals...."

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