By Eric Daugherty
August 5, 2022 Updated 9:00 A.M. ET
FORT LAUDERDALE (FLV) – Friday, the Florida Board of Medicine is set to consider a letter request from the DeSantis Administration on halting the medical practice of sex reassignment through medical intervention.
Early June, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo sent a letter to the Board to “review” findings from the Agency for Health Care Administration that so-called ‘gender affirming care’ – sex reassignment, castration, mastectomies, etc. – contains “great uncertainty about [its] effects.”
“The scientific evidence supporting these complex medical interventions is extraordinarily weak,” Ladapo said in the letter. “Florida must do more to protect children from politics-based medicine. Otherwise, children and adolescents in our state will continue to face a substantial risk of long-term harm.”
Ultimately, Ladapo cites the Agency’s findings 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 Florida Department of Health officially advises against gender transition medical operations on adolescents, citing a lack of sufficient evidence on beneficial impacts and an “unacceptably high risk of doing harm.”
The Collier County Chapter of Moms for Liberty plans to attend the meeting in Fort Lauderdale, which is set to discuss “Letter from Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD” Friday.
Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Democrat and ‘Soros-backed’ state attorney Andrew Warren of the Tampa area for vowing to not enforce potential laws related to child sex change operations and abortion restrictions. DeSantis said the attorney cannot “pick and choose which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda.”
The governor called Warren’s record “troubling” and pointed to a letters he signed promising not to enforce laws related to abortions and saying he would not enforce potential bans on sex change operations for minors.
“Andrew Warren has put himself publicly above the law,” DeSantis explained. “He said it doesn’t matter what the state legislature does in Florida, he’s going to exercise a veto over that.”
FL DOH Press Sec. Slams State Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics for Supporting Double Mastectomies for Children
Jeremy Redfern, press secretary for the Florida Department of Health, criticized the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for supporting sex-reassignment surgeries and puberty blockers as methods of treatment for minors dealing with gender dysphoria.
“Dr. Lisa Gwynn and the FCAAP support double mastectomies on 14 year old girls with gender dysphoria. Notice how she never calls it what it is,” Redfern said. “This is eminence-based ideology. It’s not evidence-based medicine. Regardless of what she claims.”
The DeSantis Administration has been a long time critic of using surgeries like double mastectomies to treat gender dysphoria in minors.
“They will actually take a young boy and castrate the boy. They will take a young girl and do a mastectomy or they will sterilize her because of the gender dysphoria,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “This is wrong. Minors should not be having this type of stuff performed on them.”
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