Gov. DeSantis: Understand that ‘Gender Affirming Care’ Is Actually a Euphemism for Castration and Mastectomy

Americans need to understand the true meaning of the term “gender affirming care,” as used by Biden Administration officials, like transgender HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) says.

In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham Thursday, Gov. DeSantis disputed Asst. Sec. Levine’s claim that “Gender affirming care is medically necessary, safe and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents”:

“Understand what that is: that’s a euphemism.

“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.

“There is no evidence that this is something that’s effective medical care.”

“And we know that people that do this when they’re kids have huge problems going on,” DeSantis said.

In order to protect minors, there should be consequences for doctors who perform surgeries that inflict the harmful effects of so-called “gender affirming care” on children, DeSantis said:

“So we believe that this is not appropriate in the state of Florida. We don’t think a doctor should get a license if they’re doing it.

“And I think these doctors should be able to be sued by these folks when they develop problems later in life. This is wrong. Minors should not be having this type of stuff performed on them.”


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