Rachel Levine is ‘Optimistic’ Sex-Change Procedures for Minors Will be Normalized

Assistant Health Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine recently spoke at the Pediatric Grand Rounds session at Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, and said that the highest levels of the Biden administration support pediatric sex-change procedures. 

According to the Free Beacon, Levine expressed optimism that such procedures would soon become normalized. Levine praised pediatric “gender-affirming care,” a term that refers to puberty blockers, hormone injections, and sex-change surgeries. Levine explained, “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.”

Additionally, Levine stated President Biden would support children, families, and medical professionals who advocate for these treatments. However, Levine’s comments come as many medical professionals and lawmakers are raising concerns about such transgender treatments for children. In February, Florida became the eighth state to ban the procedures, while 23 other states were considering similar legislation. Medical professionals have expressed concerns about using puberty blockers, hormone blockers, and sex transition surgeries in minors. These treatments can impact bone growth, fertility, and the risk of breast and prostate cancer.

Missouri’s attorney general is investigating a pediatric transgender center for “egregious abuses and potential malpractice regarding minors.” The state and Senator Josh Hawley launched the investigation after a whistleblower reported numerous stories of “morally and medically appalling” practices.

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