(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) A joint committee of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine is set to meet at the end of the month to discuss a drafted rule that would prevent doctors from performing medical transition procedures on children.
According to The Post Millennial, a notice published in the Florida Administrative Register said the committee “will conduct a rule workshop and meeting to receive and consider presentations from subject matter experts and comments form the public, and to discuss and develop draft rule language related to practice standards for the treatment of gender dysphoria.”
The drafted rule would prohibit mastectomies, hysterectomies, penile inversions and hormone therapy for people under the age of 18.
The meeting was made by the request of the Florida Department of Health, which filed a petition seeking a rule-making process on the issue of performing such procedures on minors.
The petition proposes the prohibition of minors from receiving sex-reassignment surgery and puberty blockers.
Patients who are legal adults would be required to sign a consent form and adhere to a 24 hour waiting period.
A group concerned with the effects of “gender-affirmation” treatment on America’s youth, called Genspect, encouraged people to write to the Florida Board of Medicine about the “harms of hormones and surgeries, token ‘assessments,’ activist clinicians, poor evidence, lack of longterm studies, desistance, and detransition.”
URGENT 🧵: The Florida Board of Medicine is considering regulating gender care. They need to hear from professionals, patients & parents re: harms of hormones & surgeries, token “assessments”, activist clinicians, poor evidence, lack of longterm studies, desistance, detransition
— Genspect (@genspect) September 17, 2022
The group also noted that in-person testimonies will be necessary.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis arguing that people under 18 should not have access to surgeries or hormonal injections.