A new bill in the Alaska Legislature would effectively ban doctors from performing surgeries or treatments minors that intentionally result in the permanent loss of the person’s ability to procreate.

Introduced by Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla), House Bill 213 establishes the crime of “sterilization of a minor” as a class A felony.

According to the proposed bill, a person under 18 cannot consent to a treatment or procedure that is “intended to result in the permanent loss of the individual’s ability to procreate.”

While the bill does not specifically address transgender surgeries and cross-sex hormones, some of these procedures intentionally mutilate and destroy sexual organs and can result in permanent sterilization.

According to the bill, a person who was sterilized while a minor may bring legal action against those who aided or performed the sterilization, even if the individual or their parent/guardian consented at the time. The only exceptions are when sterilization is done “in order to preserve the life or prevent serious impairment of the physical health of the minor,” or if the minor was already infertile.

It would not be a defense to perform a sterilization out of concern that the minor is “a danger to self.” Nor is it a defense that the sterilization might be able to be reversed.

The bill is currently in the House Health & Social Services Committee, which is co-chaired by Republican Representatives Mike Prax and Justin Ruffridge. The bill does not yet have a hearing date.

The State of Alaska has an official policy of using state funds to pay for these procedures. Alaska began allowing for public funding of these interventions in 2021 when the Dunleavy administration decided to settle a federal court case with plaintiffs who demanded that the state foot the bill through the Alaska Medicaid program – including Denali KidCare. At the time, state officials said the administration did not believe Alaska’s policy against publicly funded transgender interventions would hold up in federal court.

Alaska now has multiple medical entities that provide a litany of physiological, hormonal and behavioral “services” aimed at manipulating the outward appearance of gender-confused patients.

While no Alaska businesses advertise surgeries such as breast removal, or manipulation of sexual organs, according to state policy, Alaska will pay for these procedures. Clinics, such as the Seattle Children’s Hospital, now advertise these services directly to Alaskans.

Anchorage’s Providence Hospital offers cross-sex hormones, while clinics like, Identity and Full Spectrum Health in Anchorage, as well as Chena Health in Fairbanks, openly market hormonal cross-sex drugs to the LGBTQ community – including minors. Additionally, Psychology Today lists dozens of so-called “gender-affirming” psychologists and therapists who now operate in communities all across Alaska where they encourage and enable minors and adults to present as the opposite sex.

Powerful hormonal interventions that arrest or stunt natural puberty in gender-confused kids can lead to serious and life-altering medical side effects, including heart problems, reduced bone mass, interruption to natural brain development and permanent sterilization.


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New bill would ban sterilization of Alaska minors

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Rep Eastman is the only one trying to save our children so that we have the ability to carry on generations. Now, this year, the ENTIRE AKLeg House removed him from the Judiciary committee, so now he is not on any committees? WHY? Because he stands up for humanity’s right to obey God Almighty’s commandment to multiply? At what point are his constituents going to say, “B.S.!!! This is our representative and we are not being represented now.” Rep Eastman is not able to do his job as he swore an oath to do for his constituents. The entire House, including Speaker Cathy Tilton, must be paid off by Soros money to shut Eastman up. This is dangerous for our God-given rights and freedoms.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      “At what point are his constituents going to say BS”
      What effective measures should they take? Protest? Phone calls! Letters? What? We no longer have a representative government which is exactly what they have wanted! 1st amendment shredded!

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Dave, apparently my original response to you was not appropriate. Let me reword it a little. You go do your own dirty work and quit trying to incite others to start something. You are so unhappy with everything that you are willing to attack your side over and over and over again (unless you ARE a fed or intelligence gathering operative – like Ray Epps!). Instead of attacking the people that are trying to do something, go start a movement of your own to get things done the way you see they should be done. Most of the time, you do have good points, but you attack the wrong people.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Editor, PLEASE let one of my comments go through. I think that a response to Mr. Maxwell is in order.

  • Ceak says:

    Good! No minor has the ability to make such a big life decision.

    • Chuck Anziulewicz says:

      What about their parents? The parents of transgender children have a much better grasp of what their kids are dealing with than YOU ever will. Are you prepared to make medical decisions for THEM?

      • Ceak says:

        I see it the same as any permanent body modification. It should wait until 18 years when an adult is making the decision for themselves. The parents can be supportive in other ways.

      • Daddio says:

        Great, then the parents can take them to the clinic on their 18th birthday, not a minute sooner.

  • M M says:

    Watch the movie Tomorrows children. Movie made in 1934.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    First : thank you David Eastman! The rest of you pukes F off! R your names on Epsteins list? Revolution is on the horizon! This has gotten intolerable! How about another stupid idea from hughes! Or another bill from dunleavy! This system needs to be torn down! Can you hear the murmuring? The republic has had it!

  • SA says:

    Puberty blockers and hormones do not result in permanent sterility. In Alaska, Identity, Inc. does not do surgical transitions for minors. The vast amount of gender affirming care in Alaska, and elsewhere in the US is counseling and helping trans persons find support within their families and communities. Most of Identity’s work with minors, for example, is supporting them as they negotiate family dynamics. Eastman’s bill is a solution for a problem that simply does not exist.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      SA, you are echoing the globalist talking points. Go tell all the kids who took the puberty blockers and hormones and are sterile now that being sterile is all in their heads because you say it does not cause sterility. I’d like to see that!

  • Joel says:

    Banning healthcare will just push it to criminal organisations which will always find ways to avoid the law. Just like with gun control which only takes guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens, trans bans will only effect a small percentage of all the actually trans healthcare that’s occurring.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Joel, healthcare IS ALREADY IN THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS. People like Rep. David Eastman are trying to put it back in the hands of people who want humanity to go on.

      • Joel says:

        You’re the type of liberal who voted for gun control because it “puts it back in the hands of good guys” well we Americans have rights and Americans don’t want government telling them what their doctor can and can’t do.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lol. What a sight to see that name to the left, to the right, up above and down below. My first thought was a whirlpool with that name swirling. I feel for the editor that trolls are using his name in their game.

  • Joel says:

    The party of small government once again is all for government forcing its way in and deciding for doctors what’s best for their patients.