(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The Florida Board of Medicine voted this week to ban the physical mutilation of minors in the state, a decision that sets the stage for a full ban that has received widespread public support and the backing of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The Board’s decision will block access to puberty blockers and hormone therapies and surgeries for people under the age of 18 who have “gender” dysphoria, even if they already have a prescription and are currently taking the drugs, reported the Daily Mail.
Board members made the decision after considering the irreversibility of the drugs and the growing number of people who regret their decisions and decide to “de-transition.” The Board’s recommendation will be forwarded to the full Medical Board, which is expected to adopt the rule as soon as next week.
Many people, including the ones who decided to “de-transition,” testified during the at times emotional meeting to ban the experimentation on children.
One of those people was Chloe Cole, a woman who decided to “change herself” because she was brainwashed by the leftists.
“I was introduced to inappropriate content, and an echo chamber of far-Left ideology, such as that sex and gender are separate, women are inherently victims, men are inherently superior and that dysphoric children need hormones and surgery in order to live,” she said.
Another woman said that while she was using testosterone she was diagnosed with PTSD and OCD, and even attempted to commit suicide.
She said her mental health has improved since she started the “de-transitioning” process, but she still has a disrupted menstrual cycle and other after-effects.
“I’m truly grateful I never got surgery because I’m happily married and 28 weeks pregnant,” she said. “But if I had gotten surgeries that I so desperately wanted as a teenager, that would’ve stolen this future from me.”
However, if a person decides to “de-transition,” the impact of the drugs on their hormones will remain throughout the rest of their lives.
Florida medical board BANS puberty blockers for minors under the age of 18 — after hearing testimony from 'de-transitioners'
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“The scientific evidence supporting these complex medical interventions is extraordinarily weak,’ Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Florida surgeon general, wrote in a June letter.
“There is great uncertainty about the effects of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries in young people with gender dysphoria.”
Chloe Cole became one of the people who now needs to accept the irreversible damage of the “de-transitioning” process.
“Over 2 years post-op… my nipples leak fluid and they stain my clothes. I have no breasts. I want to be a mother someday and yet I can never naturally feed my future children,” she said. “My breasts were beautiful and now they have been incinerated for nothing.”
Despite the suffering of the people, the current standards of professional organizations are not based on science and medicine but on political ideology.
“We must do more to protect children from politics-based medicine,” Dr. Ladapo said. “Otherwise, children and adolescents in our state will continue to face a substantial risk of long-term harm.”