DeSantis DeSantis Makes A Bold Move To Ban Transgender Surgery & Treatments for Minors

One of the frontlines in the increasingly belligerent culture war has been the concerted attempt by the radical left to ‘groom’ kids into the LGBTQIA2+ lifestyle, particularly by glamorizing it with schoolchildren.

Drag queens now routinely visit schools to talk about how wonderful their profession is and school libraries now regularly stock borderline pornographic material that entices children to try out homosexual behavior. The LGBTQ material can at times be so sexually explicit that school board members forbid it from being discussed at their meetings.

Amid all of the left’s intentionally caused social tumult, Florida’s State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has told the Florida Board of Medicine that it needs to strongly reconsider its position on transgender surgery and treatments. Ladapo stated the following in his letter issued Thursday.

“On April 20, 2022, the Florida Department of Health (Department) released guidance on the treatment of gender dysphoria for children and adolescents,” the letter states.

“As State Surgeon General, I recommended against certain pharmaceutical, non-pharmaceutical, and surgical treatments for gender dysphoria,” Ladapo continues. “The recommendations are based on a lack of conclusive evidence and the high risk for long-term, irreversible harms from these treatments. Since then, the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) has conducted a full review to determine if these treatments are ‘consistent with generally accepted professional medical standards (GAPMS) and not experimental or investigational’.”

“The Agency’s review included an overview of systematic reviews on puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, surgeries, or a combination of interventions,” he adds. “While some professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Endocrine Society, recommend these treatments for ‘gender affirming’ care, the scientific evidence supporting these complex medical interventions is extraordinarily weak.”

“For instance, the overview conducted by Dr. Brignardello-Peterson and Dr. Wiercioch states that ‘there is great uncertainty about the effects of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries in young people with gender dysphoria’,” Ladapo notes. “The current standards set by numerous professional organizations appear to follow a preferred political ideology instead of the highest level of generally accepted medical science.”

“Florida must do more to protect children from politics-based medicine,” he argues. “Otherwise, children and adolescents in our state will continue to face a substantial risk of long-term harm. The Agency ultimately concluded that ‘Available medical literature provides insufficient evidence that sex reassignment through medical interventions is a safe and effective treatment for gender dysphoria.’ I encourage the Board to review the Agency’s findings and the Department’s guidance to establish a standard of care for these complex and irreversible procedures.”

The Woke left instantly burst into a hyperbolic frenzy over the guidance.

But at a time when childhood anxiety and depression are skyrocketing through the roof, many are questioning whether the escalating trend of youth seeking transgender surgery and treatment is a reflection of psychosocial vulnerability that has translated into higher incidence rates of gender dysphoria.

Children are not capable of making life-altering decisions. That is why individuals need to be 18 years old in order to vote, buy alcohol, join the military, and purchase firearms. Yet radical parents are often making decisions for their children that may set them on a track for psychological disorders and suicidal ideation. This is partly because gender-transitioning implies a rejection of the self as nature made it.

According to the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, “[d]ata indicate that 82% of transgender individuals have considered killing themselves and 40% have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth.”

Patients expressing gender dysphoria are obviously highly sensitive individuals with psychological vulnerabilities; it behooves psychiatrists and mental health professionals that they assess patient outcomes for gender-transitioning patients based on scientific data, and not based on the political pressure that is being wielded by ideologically driven radical activist groups.

**By Kyle Becker


3 Replies to “DeSantis DeSantis Makes A Bold Move To Ban Transgender Surgery & Treatments for Minors”

  1. harrrrrie

    “According to the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, “[d]ata indicate that 82% of transgender individuals have considered killing themselves and 40% have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth.”

    Perhaps the reason these transgender children are considering suicide is because they are not getting help. I read how much better they felt when they were getting help through hormone treatments, surgeries, etc. The prospects of a child being able to feel and look like the gender their brain says they are is exciting for them. DeSantis wants to take that away because people are too closed minded to put themselves in the child’s shoes and feel what a transgender child is going through, what they are living with on a daily basis.

    There are doctors who specialize in pediatric transgender modalities. They are the ones who are developing the programs, hormone treatments and surgeries etc that contributes to the medical and scientific body of information that DeSantis says is lacking. Each child is individual and requires treatments and care specific for her/him. The care they receive by the specialist is THE information the medical establishment is going to get, because no child fits the criteria for a large or even small multi-person study group. Just where does DeSantis think the medical establishment is going to get evidence based psychoanalytical results on multiple transgender children when he outlaws the treatment? They are dealing with transgender children who are suicidal because life is too hard, and DeSantis is taking away their hope for treatments to feel better and have a better future.

    That DeSantis worries that children will make decisions for care that will negatively affect them later in life is not the issue. The issue is that the child knows their brain says they are a female in a male body or vice versa. And they want that fixed. DeSantis is not their doctor nor their parent and he thinks he has the right to say ‘no’.

    But really what it comes to is that the child, parents and their doctor don’t have to care what the governor or the majority think. It’s none of their business.

    All transgender children should write a letter to DeSantis and tell him to stay out of their lives, he doesn’t understand and is making it worse.

    DeSantis is on a power trip. Those kinds of trips end in sorrow for many.

  2. John R

    I agree Iris. It is criminal the way this puts even more pressure on those who are suididal to begin with, mainly the young and vulnerable in the LGBTQ community. I’m sure they were looking for an Alex Jones’ style readership comment. Heartless, shallow, and yes, evil in the sense that lives don’t matter. This article reeks of polarization rather than Unity.

  3. Iris

    This is heartbreakingly unfair and misleading!

    Longtime elementary teachers like me know that most victims of bullying are those that don’t fit in with prevailing cultural norms, such as boys who are too “feminine.” We’re trained to deal with these situations by helping ALL involved to become more understanding and compassionate of “difference.”

    We also strive to help the children struggling with their identity to make healthy choices, often working closely with medical professionals.

    This can mean the difference between life and death. More LGBTQ teens commit suicide than others. Take that deeply into your heart.

    And if our kids are confused or intrigued, it’s not because of evil “Democrats.” Modern children are drenched in adult images of sex and violence through the Internet and social media, impossible for the loving adults around them to fully control!

    Also, we know from our high-plane sources that as Earth ascends from duality to Unity, young people incarnating now are not so polarized as many grownups. They have little patience with partisan political drama, rigid definitions of sexual identity, divisions between rich and poor// East and West// Black-Brown-White people – on and on.

    What the New Children would NOT understand is why a Golden Age site like this would publish such misleading, low-vibe drivel.