Rachel Levine: All Pediatricians Agree on 'Value' of Sex-Change Surgery for Children
Biden's Assistant Secretary of Health claims 'there is no argument' about surgeries
Democrat Joe Biden's transvestite Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine is doubling down on efforts to push irreversible sex-change surgeries for children.
Levine, a biological male to suffers from gender dysphoria and dresses in women's clothing, claims all pediatricians are in agreement about the "value and importance" of giving life-altering "gender-affirming care" to minors.
During a recent interview with NPR, Levine, the highest-ranking transgender in the U.S. government, claimed that "there is no argument" among pediatricians and doctors who specialize in adolescents about surgically removing or altering children's genitals.
Levine made the comments ahead of a Saturday speech at Texas Christian University.
According to prepared remarks given to NPR, Levine blamed the high rate of suicidal ideation among transgender-identifying youth on "harassment, scapegoating and intentional abuse."
"The language of medicine and science is being used to drive people to suicide," Levine also claimed.
"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 March, Levine's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a fact sheet that laid out the definitions of transgender treatments for minors.
According to the definitions, "gender-affirming care" includes social affirmation at any age, puberty blockers during puberty, and hormone therapy starting during early adolescence.
Irreversible surgery is "typically used in adulthood or case-by-case basis in adolescence," according to the agency.
Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo fired back in response to the HHS fact sheet.
Ladapo released a different fact sheet refuting the claims of the HHS regarding the treatment of minors with gender dysphoria.
The top Florida health official blasted Levine for 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.
Levine dismissed the Florida guidance as "based upon political considerations" and "not appropriate."
"We need to stand against that both from a medical and public health point of view," Levine said.