In particular, it questions the studies claiming that such procedures are beneficial for mental health, especially among minors, reported Breitbart.
According to the report requested by Florida’s Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration, “Studies presenting the benefits to mental health, including those claiming that the services prevent suicide, are either low or very low quality and rely on unreliable methods such as surveys and retrospective analyses, both of which are cross-sectional and highly biased.”
The report was completed by Florida Medicaid in consultation with psychologists, plastic surgeons, pediatricians, and a host of other leading experts. They sifted through many of the studies often cited by transgender activists and found many alarming questions left unanswered.
This isn’t the first time that Florida has questioned the medical establishment’s increasingly pervasive transgender agenda. In April, the state ignored the federal government’s advice to provide “gender affirming treatment” to youth.
A statement published by Florida Health stated that “they would not be recommending hormonal treatment and social treatment for children under the age of 18.”
Florida Health also published an article in April that seeks to clarify misinformation shared on a “fact sheet” published by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
According to that article, “Systematic reviews on hormonal treatment for young people show a trend of fact sheet low-quality evidence, small sample sizes, and medium to high risk of bias.”
Florida Health’s article states “anyone under 18 should not be prescribed puberty blockers or hormone therapy,” among other recommendations.
It also cites a paper published by the International Review of Psychiatry that states “80% of those seeking clinical care will lose their desire to identify with the non-birth sex.”
Florida is also joined by the state of Alabama, which recently voted to make the practice of gender-affirming treatments for minors a felony. That bill was passed by the Senate Health Committee based on concerns similar to those expressed in the Florida bill. It is currently being challenged in court.