There are enough reasons for Americans and the world to worry about Joe Biden’s administration. As if the notorious union between Big Tech, the Communist Party of China and the US government, Dr. Fauci’s management and the sweeping stimulus package weren’t enough, the health of the country -and its children- is also in jeopardy thanks to Deputy Secretary of Health nominee Rachel Levine. “Why?” might be the most appropriate question for the moment. The following lines will provide an answer to that question.
“Sex change” for children, Levine’s health agenda
Levine, who is herself transgender, recently advocated trying to change the biology of children or, as some people also call it, “sex change.” A year ago Levine tweeted that “a new study has found that transgender youth with access to a puberty blocker have decline in chances of suicide and mental health problems now and in the future.” “This study,” Levine asserts, “is important because it’s the first to show this specific association.”
The study, reported by CNN, proposes to alter the body’s natural health and dynamics by injecting a compound that makes the pituitary gland less sensitive to that hormone and, in doing so, essentially stops puberty.
Levine has also been proposing “sex change” conversion therapy for children for at least nine years. Levine, who teaches Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Penn State’s College of Medicine gave a workshop in 2012 on the subject.
“The workshop,” the paper explains, “will explore medical care for transgender youth, including children, adolescents and young adults. We will review the evaluation of children and adolescents who are transgender and then review the most up-to-date treatment recommendation to include guidelines for hormone replacement therapy for adolescents.”
According to Levine, children (individuals in the midst of development and with little clarity about their own personhood) will be able to “transition” their gender more easily as long as their parents are accepting of it. For many transgender or gender non-conforming children, problems often arise at school.
Two years later, however, she changed her position -before returning to advocating altering children’s health for the sake of ideology. “There’s nothing medical to do,” Levine notes in a 2014 interview, “because it’s hard to know who will be gay, transgender, or ‘just different’ at that age, when the child doesn’t have active sex hormones.”
She also asserted that children should have the freedom to choose their own gender. Levine advised adults to “try not to force them one way or the other” and actually follow the child’s lead.
Levine also commented that among the treatments raised is a more radical one. “In such cases [seeking to accelerate sex change],” Levine said in a 2017 speech, “doctors can skip the blockers altogether and go straight to cross-gender hormones, presumably at ages even younger than the 14-16 range described above.”