President Joe Biden’s HHS Secretary says minor children should be allowed to undergo irreversible operations as part of their “gender-affirming care”.
Xavier Becerra was questioned during a Senate committee on Wednesday about the Biden administration’s endorsement of “gender-affirming care” for questioning minors, which includes puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and sex change surgeries.
According to the Daily Caller, Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) asked Becerra under what circumstance it would be appropriate to perform irreversible sex change surgeries on minor children.
“Those decisions are made by that individual, in consultation with a physician, and caregivers, and no decision would be made without having consulted appropriately,” Becerra answered.
Braun then asked if off-label prescriptions of puberty blockers are potentially dangerous for children. The FDA has not approved puberty blocking medication for gender transition purposes.
Becerra said the FDA was looking into puberty blockers and would take action if a treatment was being misused, seemingly implying that the FDA would not interfere in off-label use of the medicine on minors.