A newly-surfaced video shows a trans-identified Biden administration official publicly calling for social media and other tech platforms to crack down on “misinformation” about puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and irreversible sex-change surgeries.
Levine also asserted that the “positive value of gender-affirming care for youth and adults is not in scientific or medical dispute,” even as medical boards in Florida and other states have moved to ban experimental medicalization of gender-dysphoric youth who are often prescribed puberty-blockers, cross-sex hormones and even encouraged to undergo irreversible body-mutilating surgeries.
The video surfaced about a month after a Washington Examiner report found Levine requested research in 2017 to support allowing minors to undergo sex-change surgeries, such as a double mastectomy (top surgery), orchiectomy and vaginoplasty (bottom surgery).
According to the report, Levine sought data from a doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on “top surgery for trans young men and top and bottom surgery for trans young women” to bolster the prospect of sex change operations for minors.
“I know that we had discussed at U.S. PATH the possibility of gender confirmation surgery for young people under 18 years of age,” Levine wrote in a May 4, 2017, email to Dr. Nadia Dowshen, who helps run the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“This could include top surgery for trans young men and top and bottom surgery for trans young women. Is there any literature to support this protocol?”Trans-identified Biden official pushes for social media crackdown | U.S. News