Florida’s Interesting Action on Transgender Kids
DeSantis is taking steps to protect minors from damaging treatments, as well as to hold those performing those treatments accountable.
From The Epoch Times. The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan. 11 requested data from state universities on the number of transgender treatments performed on students under 18.
The governor made the request in a memo to the chairs of the boards of trustees of all the state universities. …
Requested by Feb. 10 are data on how many treatment sessions there were, breakdowns into how many of those were first-time encounters, how many patients university clinics referred to other medical facilities, and a list of those outside facilities.
The governor’s office requests how many patients were diagnosed under a billing code related to transsexualism and a breakdown by whether or not patients had been previously diagnosed.
The letter further requested an age breakdown in reporting how often puberty blockers, hormones, or hormone antagonists were prescribed. Spencer also asked for age breakdowns for 12 different categories of transsexual-related surgery, including mastectomies, breast augmentations, testicle or penis removals; vagina, ovary, or fallopian tube removals; creations of artificial vaginas, phalluses or scrotums; and an alternative method of penis creation.
“It’s an excellent move and should be applauded by every sane adult and professional,” Australian psychologist Dianna Kenny told The Epoch Times on January 19. She has published two books on gender dysphoria in young people and its treatment.
Kenny said that DeSantis is “absolutely” right to be concerned about the issue. “It’s reckless. It’s not surveilled. It’s not policed. There’s no external oversight of clinics going on around the world, not just in the USA.” …
The memo makes clear the governor isn’t seeking information on individuals: “Please ensure all responses do not contain personally identifiable information or protected health information and are provided in an aggregated and de-identified format.” …
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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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