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Understanding Gender-Affirming Care And Discussing Funeral Arrangements With Loved Ones On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, discussing funeral arrangements is never easy, but as News Director Eric Douglas found out through personal experience with his mom, it is much easier to do it in advance than it is after a loved one has passed away.

As part of his series, “Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents,” Douglas spoke with Tom Nichols, the owner of Bartlett Nichols Funeral Home in St. Albans to understand the process.

Also, in this show, the House of Delegates last week approved House Bill 2007. The bill would limit gender-affirming medical care for anyone under 18. During two committee hearings on the bill, lawmakers called no expert witnesses. Curtis Tate spoke with Dr. Kacie Kidd of the WVU School of Medicine about what gender-affirming care for minors is and is not.

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