Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine claimed all physicians and doctors agree on the importance of “gender-affirming care” for children during a recent interview with NPR.
“The language of medicine and science is being used to drive people to suicide,” Levine explained.
“There is no argument among medical professionals – pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. – about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care,” Levine told NPR.
“We need to stand against that both from a medical and public health point of view,” Levine said, referring to a recent law in Florida that prevents schools from promoting “gender identity” discussion in curriculums for young children.
“One of the biggest messages I have at this time is really to speak about the challenges that the LGBTQI+ community face, particularly youth. The challenges come from very disturbing – and frankly discriminatory – laws and actions that many states are taking that are potentially dangerous, and costing the lives of young people. I think it’s a very important message to give young physicians in training,” added the Biden official.
Read the full interview here.