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This year, several states have proposed legislation aimed at restricting the rights of transgender individuals and other members of the LGBTQ+ community. Legislators in multiple states are seeking to redefine ‘sex’ based on reproductive capacity. However, these bills are facing opposition and haven’t, so far, made significant progress. According to the ACLU, only five anti-LGBTQ+ bills have become law this year. Additionally, states notorious for advancing such legislation, such as Florida, Utah, and West Virginia, have concluded their legislative sessions for the year without passing further restrictive measures. However, these endeavors could have devastating consequences for the well-being of transgender adults. Medical experts express concern over the potential long-term physical and mental health repercussions resulting from the persistent political push to limit LGBTQ+ rights. Dr. Carl Streed, president of the U.S. Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH), says that anti-trans policies will exacerbate prevalent issues like isolation, limited participation in public life, and hypertension and subsequently increase the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. Additionally, isolation correlates with diminished cognitive function and memory loss, compounding the adverse effects on overall well-being. This explains what Florida’s LGBTQ+ youth must be going through as Gov DeSantis never fails to create perplexing anti-LGBTQ+ policies that aim at instilling fear.