President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services is going for broke when it comes to supporting “gender affirming” health care – including permanently body-mutilating surgeries for otherwise healthy adolescents not yet old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes.
As the National Review notes, HHS’s Office of Population Affairs – yeah, we have one of those, and doesn’t it sound lovely? – now says via its website that “gender affirming care is a supportive form of healthcare.”
“It consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender and nonbinary people,” the office goes on to note.
“For transgender and nonbinary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being as it allows the child or adolescent to focus on social transitions and can increase their confidence while navigating the healthcare system.”
“Early gender-affirming care.” I.e., supporting a young child not yet old enough to tie their own shoes in “transitioning” to the opposite gender.
And, as the National Review again notes,” this "gender-affirming care” includes, per HHS (emphasis added):
- Social Affirmation: Adopting gender-affirming hairstyles, clothing, name, gender pronouns, and restrooms and other facilities When: At any age or stage. Reversible
- Puberty Blockers: Using certain types of hormones to pause pubertal development. When: During puberty. Reversible.
- Hormone Therapy: Testosterone hormones for those who were assigned female at birth Estrogen hormones for those who were assigned male at birth. When: Early adolescence onward. Partially reversible.
- Gender-Affirming Surgeries: “Top” surgery – to create male-typical chest shape or enhance breasts “Bottom” surgery – surgery on genitals or reproductive organs Facial feminization or other procedures. When: Typically used in adulthood or case-by-case in adolescence. Not reversible.
It comes as no surprise that the left wildly opposes laws against teaching kindergarteners about sex, when you consider that they believe children, who haven't yet attained the scientifically-proven cognitive ability to make sound, independent decisions, can - and even should - undergo permanently altering body modifications in support of a mental disorder driven largely by propagandists who're willing to sacrifice kids for politics.