This story is much more important now than ever. At the time of writing, over 30 states have proposed anti-transgender laws, some of which aim to outlaw healthcare for transgender youth, Arkansas having already passed the first of these laws. These seek to take away healthcare from those that need it.
If we are to learn anything from this history, it is that history is not just a straight line of progress; two steps forward are frequently followed with one step back. It can be exhausting, but it is important to not give up. Without the activists and advocates who fought for access, we would not have the healthcare system that we have today. Then, as now, it is important to fight to ensure that access is not only maintained, but improved for the future.