Florida Dept of Health slams Rachel Levine for 'character assassination' over trans youth comments

“外科医総監は、性別違和に苦しむ子供やティーンエイジャーに対する実験的で不可逆的な治療に反対しています。,” フロリダ州保健局のスポークスマン、ジェレミーT. Redfern told Fox News Digital. “The idea that this makes anyone at the Department of Health an ‘opponent of LGBTQ equality’ is nothing more than a poorly attempted character assassination.

Redfern was responding to comments from Levine last week during a Pride Month Town Hall live-streamed by the Democratic National Committee.

Opponents of LGBTQ equality have targeted trans and queer youth to score political points, all to distract from the fact that they do not have any solutions to the problems that we face today. They have stooped so low as to try to punish parents criminally for seeking gender-affirming care for their children who need it,” レバイン, who was speaking in a personal capacity, said during the town hall.

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Every major medical association 同意する: gender-affirming care is life-saving, medically necessary, age-appropriate and a critical tool for health care providers,” Levine continued.

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Levine is the first openly transgender U.S. official to hold an office that required a Senate confirmation and has been vocal in support for transgender health care for youths, as well as adults.

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The Florida ​​Department of Health released guidance in April advising doctors in the state not to assist transgender teens and children with gender reassignment surgery or prescribe them puberty blockers. The guidance pushed back on federal guidance from the Biden administration and argued that there is alack of conclusive evidenceon the safety and psychological impact that hormone treatments have on youths, warning of apotential for long-term, irreversible effects.

Protestors in support of transgender rights rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, アラ。, 火曜日に, 行進 30, 2021.

Protestors in support of transgender rights rally outside the Alabama State House in Montgomery, アラ。, 火曜日に, 行進 30, 2021. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Redfern told Fox News Digital this week that Levine’s comment thatEvery major medical associationagrees gender-affirming care is life-savingisn’t data.

It’s an appeal to authority that is in stark contrast to the best available evidence,” 彼は言った.

The Department of Health is following the evidence. The federal government is following the eminence.

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