According to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, children should have the final word on whether or not they want a gender transition.
Senator Mike Braun of Indiana challenged Becerra on the Biden administration’s endorsement of “gender-affirming” treatment for gender-questioning minors, which includes puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and sex reassignment surgeries. In what situation would irreversible sex-change surgery be necessary on children, asked Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana?
“Those choices are made by that person in consultation with a doctor, caregivers, and other people. There would be no decision taken without having consulted correctly,” Becerra said.
The government shouldn’t be “pushing” that kids can get an irreversible sex-change operation, said Braun. He was referring to a recently published Department of Health and Human Services guideline, which encourages healthcare providers, parents, and other stakeholders to give “gender-affirming” treatment such as “not reversible” operations.
Pituitary hormones used to postpone puberty do not have FDA approval for gender transition purposes. Braun inquired of Becerra whether off-label prescriptions that have not been authorized by the FDA are dangerous for children. The FDA would “sound the alarm” if a certain medication or therapy was being misused, according to Becerra, and the agency is investigating puberty blockers.
Sen. Becerra said that the government should provide individuals with “life-affirming care,” alluding to the high suicide rate among transgender youth. Braun asked if the information advocating for sex transition changes should be removed from the website until further research is conducted; however, Sen. Becerra maintained that by publicizing sex changes for children, the department was assisting many Americans in improving their lives.
This goes to show that some Democrats are truly disgusting when it comes to how they interact with children. The idea that kids can decide their own gender is surely going to be used to push the idea that kids can decide other sexual things. Yup, you heard it here first. This will be used to push pedophilia onto Americans and the sad truth is, it just might work. Or, maybe it will cause an all out rebellion?