Rachel Levine sought studies favoring gender transitions for minors, email shows


A top Biden health official sought justification for gender transition surgeries for minors as Pennsylvania's physician general and did not receive it at the time, according to newly released emails.

Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services , requested research favoring allowing minors to undergo gender transition surgeries, such as double mastectomies, in 2017 from a doctor at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The doctor said they were unaware of any such data, despite confirming that minors were receiving the surgeries at their hospital, according to emails obtained by Megan Brock through a Right-to-Know request and shared with the Washington Examiner.

"I know that we had discussed at US PATH the possibility of gender confirmation surgery for young people under 18 years of age," Levine wrote in an email on May 4, 2017, to Dr. Nadia Dowshen, co-founder of 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?"...(Read more)

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