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HB 1057 - Prohibits Gender Reassignment Surgeries on Children Under 16 - South Dakota Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-23) - (Key vote)
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits doctors from performing gender reassignment surgeries on children under the age of 16.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits a medical professional from engaging in any of the following practices upon a minor under the age of 16, for the purpose of changing the minor’s perception of their sex, if that perception is inconsistent with the minor’s biological sex (Sec. 2):

    • Performing the following surgeries, including:

      • Castration; 

      • Vasectomy; or

      • Hysterectomy; 

    • Performing a mastectomy; 

    • Prescribing, dispensing, administering, or otherwise supplying the following medications:

      • Puberty-blocking medication; 

      • Supraphysiologic doses of testosterone to females; 

      • Supraphysiologic doses of estrogen to males; or 

      • Removing any otherwise healthy non-diseased body part or tissue.

  • Specifies that a medical professional who is found guilty of the above prohibitions is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Gender Reassignment Surgeries on Children Under 16

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