Florida Governor Ron DeSantis can’t stop winning.
On nearly a daily basis, he is signing a new law or making a statement that advances freedom and prosperity for his constituents.
Now this new ruling in the Sunshine State has radical leftists losing their collective minds.
If the woke outrage mob didn’t like the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, they’re really going to hate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ latest move.
The Florida Department of Health has just issued new guidelines opposing life-altering surgeries and puberty blockers for kids suffering from gender dysphoria.
Today, the Florida Department of Health released guidance pushing back on @HHSGov unscientific shift in the treatment of gender dysphoria for children and adolescents.
— Florida Dept. of Health (@HealthyFla) April 20, 2022
If you’re interested in seeing the heads of Social Justice Snowflakes spinning, simply check out the replies to the tweet above.
The new Sunshine State health guidelines are a direct response to guidelines just announced by the Biden administration – putting Gov. DeSantis and President Joe Biden at odds once again.
Last month the US Department of Health and Human Services released its “Gender-Affirming Care and Young People” guidelines.
The Biden administration’s recommendations allow for social affirmation, puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and “gender-affirming” surgeries for children and adolescents.
However, the new Florida recommendations take the exact opposite approach.
“A paper published in the International Review of Psychiatry states that 80% of those seeking clinical care will lose their desire to identify with the nonbirth sex,” the Florida Department of Health guidelines states. “One review concludes that ‘hormonal treatments for transgender adolescents can achieve their intended physical effects, but evidence regarding their psychosocial and cognitive impact is generally lacking.’ Due to the lack of conclusive evidence, and the potential for long-term, irreversible effects social gender transition and gender reassignment surgery should not be a treatment option for children and adolescents, and that children and teens should not be prescribed puberty blockers or hormone therapy.”
According to the Florida guidelines, children suffering from gender dysphoria should turn to their parents, other family members, friends, or a counselor for help.
While in complete opposition to the Biden administration’s guidelines, the Florida standards are in line with recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
It’s also in line with reviews, recommendations, and guidance from countries around the world, including France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Finland.
It is important to note the guidelines from the Florida Department of Health are non-binding.
The new guidelines also come on the heels of Florida’s historic Parental Rights in Education law.
Along with banning sexually inappropriate instruction for K-3rd grade students, the new law requires parents be notified to any changes in their child’s sexual preference or identity.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.