‘This is trans health care’: Barriers to testosterone limit care options in Missouri

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In April, Kenny Caldwell walked into a Costco pharmacy in Kansas City to pick up their monthly medication. They walked out empty-handed. “The pharmacist was like, well, we’re not willing to take that risk. You’ll have to go somewhere else,” they recalled. “It just felt (like) it was very much a trans thing. … I definitely felt like it was against me, specifically.” Caldwell is a nonbinary person who takes testosterone as part of their gender-affirming health care. But their pharmacist refused to give them the prescription they normally pick up every month, citing the state’s…

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