Florida medical boards ban gender-affirming care for kids

The following is an excerpt from Medpage Today.

Florida’s medical boards approved a rule on Friday banning gender-affirming medications and surgery for youth with gender dysphoria who aren’t already being treated.

The Florida Board of Medicine voted to adopt a proposed standard of care for new patients under age 18 with gender dysphoria, which will prohibit both gender-affirming surgeries and medications including puberty blockers and hormone therapies.

The rule will not apply to transgender and gender-diverse youth who are already receiving treatment.

The state’s Board of Osteopathic Medicine also voted to restrict use of gender-affirming care for minors on Friday, but it included an exception for kids enrolled in clinical trials, according to ABC News.

The rule will now go through a weeks-long approval process that will include further public comment. Once the rules are adopted, physicians who don’t adhere to them will risk losing their medical licenses.

The Endocrine Society called the new standard of care “anti-science” and “blatantly discriminatory,” adding that it “contradicts medical evidence followed by the Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and other mainstream medical organizations.”

During the 2022 legislative session, at least 20 states have proposed bills that restrict healthcare for transgender youth, according to non-profit organization Freedom for All Americans.

Florida is one of several states that have restricted gender-affirming care for minors. 

Arkansas and Alabama passed laws banning such care for minors, and Texas said it would investigate parents of transgender children seeking such care.

However, Florida is the first to do so via medical board action.

Read more here.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 thoughts on “Florida medical boards ban gender-affirming care for kids”

  1. I bristle when I hear the words “gender-affirming” to describe medical procedures that are intended to radically ALTER one’s natural biological sexual characteristics. It seems very Orwellian.

  2. New info understanding on this article and Sharyl other past two year info on Drug info abusers articles ? Don’t be offended by Info If your all of Law makers in Washington and all of Supreme Court members just give a great Deal of New thoughts much like Sigmund Freud would leave you with thinking about ? You are aware of all the Opiod law suits in past 3 years right ? Did it ever occure to you people in all of Washington law makers in Human nature this is why it’s so important Not to let Drug makers lobby and decide laws ? Look at the corrupt mess in tax payer money they have caused from over prices and opioid Monet greed Deaths to States all across the U.S.. Thus proving in mankind History and Building and maintaining a country and states to keep Drug lobbtiest out of the rule of law ? Just look at past why proof”s in History ? ” The More you know ?

  3. My previous post, sorry for spelling errors opioids and occur in sentences. I posted feedback from my Android Google device and shut off auto correct spelling but it keeps changing typed words actually mis-spelling stuff all the time.. Maybe this is the reason why browser keeps getting re-directed to un-wanted sites from my phone at times ??? Also my Microsoft/ Hp laptop New advanced 3rd party security software just warned me that a program app Microsoft Share point hidden in background was trying to send communications info to from laptop ?. I choose to Block that activity violating systems already set user administrative rights to privacy settings ? Keeping these Big tech people Honest is like trying to mate a Donkey with a Elephant with fluttering eyebrows with those people at TMZ on the ground laughing ??? ” Good Grief ?

Scroll to Top