Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine promised that medically changing children’s genders will soon be normalized among parents.
Speaking at the Pediatric Grand Rounds session at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Levine praised the “gender-affirming care” and gender reassignment surgery at children’s hospitals.
After promising such procedures would be normalized, Rachel Levine added that the Biden administration gives the highest support” for changing children’s genders with “gender afirming care: surguries.
“But I’m a positive and optimistic person, and I choose to be positive, optimistic. And I think that the wheels will turn on this,” Levine said.
“I think that it’s not going to be politically advantageous. It wasn’t particularly in 2022,” Levine added.
“And so I think that as we look to all the different elections in 2024, I think the next two years are going to be challenging. But I am positive and optimistic and hopeful that the wheel will turn after that and that this issue won’t be as politically and socially such a minefield.”
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb of the Do No Harm organization slammed Levine’s remarks, saying there is “no good evidence that children treated with gender-altering hormones or puberty blockers improved mental health assessments.”
“Levine’s appearance at Connecticut Children’s Hospital praising ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors and claiming it will be fully embraced is wrong and must be countered,” Goldfarb said.
“There is no good evidence that children treated with gender-altering hormones or puberty blockers have improved mental health assessments,” Goldfarb added.
“Despite assertions to the contrary, a recent study from the University of Washington showed that there was absolutely no change in the psychological well-being of children with gender dysphoria treated with these medications,” Goldfarb continued.
“There can be irrevocable harm being done to children by those pushing for these radical, ideologically driven, treatments. Treatment for minors needs to be based on rigorous scientific inquiry, not on dubious, agenda-driven studies or the demands of activists,” he said.
Rep. Andy Harris, a member of the House Doctors Caucus and Co-Chair of the Pro-Life Caucus called Levines’ remarks “reprehensible.”
“As a physician, I was proud to co-sponsor the ‘Protect Children’s Innocence Act’ which would prohibit harmful medical procedures used to treat gender dysphoria in transgender minors, including puberty blockers and surgeries in which minors alter their body to correspond to a sex that differs from their biological sex,” Harris said.
“Many pediatricians, particularly pediatric endocrinologists, have expressed serious concerns about the use of puberty blockers, hormone blockers, and sex transition surgeries in minors. These doctors know that these medications and procedures can impact children’s bone growth, fertility, and risk of breast and prostate cancer. Meanwhile, HHS has pressured providers to provide this care or else face discrimination lawsuits. We must protect our children.”
Earlier this week, Joe Biden attacked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, calling his state’s actions regarding transgender youth “close to sinful.”
Florida’s medical boards voted t ban cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and gender-affirming surgeries on children last year.
This came in the wake of the parental rights bill DeSantis signed banning teachers from giving classroom instruction on “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” in kindergarten through third grade.
Biden attacked Florida’s response to transgender youth issues in an interview.
“It’s just terrible what they’re doing,” Biden said. “It’s not like, you know, a kid wakes up one morning and says, you know, I decided I wanted to become a man, or I want to become a woman. I mean, what are they thinking about?”
“What’s going on in Florida is, as my mother would say, close to sinful. I mean it’s just terrible what they’re doing,” Biden said.
“It’s not like a kid [just] wakes up one morning and says , ‘You know, I want to become a man’ or ‘I want to become a woman.’ What are they thinking about here? They’re human beings, they love, they have feelings, they have inclinations,” Biden added.
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