HHS Secretary Backs Unapproved Puberty Blockers, Gender-reassignment Surgery in Children


Assessment: In other words, if the hormone therapy drugs hurt children, the FDA would say so. And if it does not, then the drug is “safe,” and there is nothing to worry about …

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra implied that minors should decide for themselves if they want to undergo irreversible “gender-reassignment” procedures. The secretary also stated that it is up to a patient and his or her physician to choose to use off-label puberty blockers even though they might pose a risk to children’s health.

There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12

During Wednesday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Becerra was asked by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) about the department’s endorsement of “gender-affirming care” for young children, which includes the prescription of hormone therapy and sex-change surgeries.

Referring to a recently released department document titled “Gender-Affirming Care and Young People,” Braun asked Becerra why the department recommended using puberty blockers that were not approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), i.e., were not considered “safe and effective” for gender-transition purposes in minors.

“Would you agree that the off-label prescription for usages not approved by the FDA are potentially dangerous for patients, especially kids?” asked the senator.

Becerra reassured him that if there were any serious concern about such drugs’ safety, the FDA would “raise the alarm.”

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