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Jen Psaki: ‘Health Care for Transgender Kids Is the Best Practice and Potentially Lifesaving’

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“Every major medical association agrees that gender-affirming health care for transgender kids is the best practice and potentially lifesaving,” said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki during a press conference, without mentioning which medical associations endorse the White House position.

Psaki’s statements came after criticizing Republicans for not agreeing that children should receive gender-related medical care while they are minors. In that sense, she questioned the way in which states like Texas are approaching the issue.

It all comes just a week after the White House encouraged sex change operations on minors. Joe Biden’s administration released a controversial document promoting gender reassignment surgeries, puberty blockers, and hormone therapy for transgender minors. It is a series of documents released by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs.

Jen Psaki’s comments coincide with the White House campaign

The controversial proposal called “Gender Affirming Care and Young People” outlines the various operations for change. “Medical and psychosocial gender-affirming healthcare practices have been demonstrated to yield lower rates of adverse mental health outcomes, build self-esteem, and improve overall quality of life for transgender and gender diverse youth,” the office states.

The release by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs coincided with a similar document pushed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Finally, it was learned that the network’s documents are more detailed than the department’s and highlight the same thought process and explanation for minors who receive alterations to their genitalia. “For transgender and non-binary children and adolescents, early gender-affirming care is crucial to overall health and well-being,” they argued.

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