As the state targets trans children, New York lawmakers are voting to allow homeless teens to make their own health decisions

The law will amend existing public health legislation to allow children under the age of 18 who are classified as “refugees or homeless youth” or RHYs to consent to medical, dental, health and hospital services and comes in the background on a wave of legislation targeting trans children elsewhere in the nation.

Council of New York / William Alatrist

Dental care at Callen-Lorde Municipal Health Center, which offers health services to LGBTQ + New Yorkers.

Click here to read more from the City Limits series on family and youth homelessness.

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