Rachel Levine says pediatricians all agree on importance of 'gender-aff
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon May 2 08:12:29 2022
By Jon Brown
Published May 1, 2022
Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, the highest-ranking
transgender person in the U.S. government, claimed during a recent
interview with NPR that "there is no argument" about "gender-affirming
care" among pediatricians and doctors who specialize in adolescents.
"There is no argument among medical professionals – pediatricians,
pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. – about the value and the importance
of gender-affirming care," Levine told NPR.
In response to the HHS fact sheet, Florida Surgeon General Joseph
Ladapo released a different fact sheet refuting the claims of the HHS
regarding the treatment of minors with gender dysphoria.
Citing a "lack of conclusive evidence, and the potential for long-term, irreversible effects," the Florida Department of Health advised against
social transition, puberty blockers, hormones and surgery as treatment
options for children and adolescents.