The Government Accidentally Confirms It Has No Real Evidence To Support So-Called ‘Gender Affirming Care’ For Minors

The Government Accidentally Confirms It Has No Real Evidence To Support So-Called ‘Gender Affirming Care’ For Minors

  • February 7, 2024

Matt Walsh, Daily Wire

When he was nominated to be the Assistant Secretary for Health three years ago, Richard Levine (who, in his 50s, began using the name Rachel Levine) was asked a series of questions by Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. Paul wanted to know why Levine, as a medical professional, wouldn’t reject the idea of mutilating the genitals of minors in the name of “gender affirming care.”

A little over a year ago, for example, Levine commented on a viral clip featuring Jon Stewart and the attorney general of Arkansas.

Levine saw that clip, and decided it was yet another opportunity to promote these all-knowing medical associations and experts. Here’s what Levine wrote on Twitter: “Accredited medical professional groups agree that gender-affirming care is medically necessary, safe, and effective for trans and non-binary youth. States should translate this knowledge into more compassionate policies that protect rather than undermine youth mental health.”

A nonprofit watchdog group called “Protect the Public’s Trust,” or PPT, filed a Freedom of Information Act request in response to Levine’s tweet. The request sought “records of scientific evidence, studies, and/or data to support the Assistant Secretary’s claim that ‘gender-affirming care is medically necessary, safe, and effective for trans and non-binary youth,’” as well as “records of surveys of medical professionals regarding the value and importance of ‘gender-affirming care’ for minor children.”

This week, more than a year after Levine’s tweet, the results are in. We finally have access to this data that Levine promised to show Rand Paul in his office, and which he talks about constantly. In response to the Freedom of Information Act Request, HHS produced a grand total of just one document. And it’s not a long, well-researched study that proves convincingly why we need to mutilate children. Instead, it’s a two-page brochure called “Gender-Affirming Care and Young People.” This is all they could produce a year later to support their position.

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