Parents who wish to give their very their children puberty blockers or gender reassignment surgery are leaving Florida as a new rule goes into effect banning gender-affirming care for transgender minors.
With the support of Governor Ron DeSantis, state medical boards passed the rules banning puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries for minors.
Florida’s surgeon general Joseph Ladapo said the treatments are very risky.
“Every article you read in the Associated Press, or NBC, CBS, New York Times, what they like to say is every scientific body in the United States thinks this is what you should be doing for children. The reality is you look across the Atlantic in countries in Europe. Guess what they are doing? They’ve gone in the exact opposite direction. They’ve pulled back on these procedures because they are finding the risks are outweighing the benefits,” said Ladapo.
Those who go against the new gender-affirming care rules for minors could lose their medical license.
"These people want to make you believe that kids should have sex organs removed and receive completely experimental therapies that are very risky,” said Ladapo.