Transidentified Biden official urges crackdown on social media

Rachel Levin
Rachel (formerly Richard) Levine, a trans-identified assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services under the Biden administration. |

A newly emerged video shows a trans-identified Biden administration official publicly urging social media and other technology platforms to crack down on “misinformation” about puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and irreversible sex-reassignment surgeries.

dr Rachel Levine, the first openly trans-identified federal official to be confirmed by the US Senate under a presidential administration, can be seen in the May 27 video advocating for healthcare workers to pressure media companies to the “health equality of sexual and sexual relations” fight gender minorities.”

In the virtual presentation at the Federation of State Medical Board’s 110th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Levine warned of what he called “substantial misinformation about gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-sensitive individuals.”

“We all need to work together to raise our voice on the front lines,” Levine said. “We need to raise our voice in public, and we know how effectively our medical community can speak to communities, whether that’s in town halls, schools, conversations with others, and we need to use the voice of our clinicians to argue collectively for.” our technology companies to create a healthier, cleaner information environment.”

Levine also asserted that the “positive value of gender-affirming care for adolescents and adults is not scientifically or medically controversial,” even as medical boards in Florida and other states have moved to ban the experimental medicalization of gender dysphoric adolescents that is often prescribed Puberty blockers, opposite sex hormones and even encouraged to undergo irreversible body mutilating surgeries.

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The video surfaced about a month after a Washington Examiner report found that Levine requested an investigation in 2017 to prevent minors from performing sex reassignment surgeries such as a double mastectomy (upper surgery), orchiectomy and vaginoplasty (lower surgery). to allow.

According to the report, Levine sought data from a doctor at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on “upper surgeries for young trans men and upper and lower surgeries for young trans women” to strengthen the prospect of underage sex reassignment surgery.

“I know that at US PATH we have discussed the possibility of gender confirmation surgery for young people under the age of 18,” Levine wrote in a May 4, 2017 email to Dr. Nadia Dowshen, who helps direct the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“This could include top surgery for young trans men and top and bottom surgery for young trans women. Is there any literature that supports this protocol?”

Dowshen responded that she was “unaware of the existing literature, but it’s certainly happening”.

Levine, who was born Richard but has identified since 2011 as a woman who has never served in the US military, received the honorary title of admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from President Joe Biden. Levine is the former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since March 2021 he has been Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Biden administration.

Levine was at the center of Twitter’s decision in March this year to crack down on The Christian Post’s account in response to a tweet describing Levine as a man.

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The social media giant told the Christian news outlet that the tweet – which linked to the article titled “USA Today names Rachel Levine one of its ‘Women of the Year'” – violated its policy on what he Deems “hateful behavior” Disclosure of a biological fact and account suspension, including the ability to post new articles.

Following Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, several high-profile accounts that had been suspended were restored, including The Babylon Bee, Dr. Jordan Peterson, Kathy Griffin, and Project Veritas. CP has yet to be reactivated.

When Levine became the first openly trans-identified federal officer confirmed to work under the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy that Levine also “became the first female four-star officer serving in the U.S. Public Health Service Corps.” This did not sit well with Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.

In response to Murthy’s claim, Banks tweeted: “Calling someone who was born a male and lived 54 years the first ‘female’ four-star officer is an insult to any little girl who dreams of being breaking glass ceilings one day. ”

Banks had his Twitter account suspended over a separate tweet in which he complained that “the title of first female four-star officer is being taken by a man.” The social media company cited Banks’ tweet as violating its hateful behavior policy, which bans tweets dealing with “misgender change or dead naming of transgender people.”

During Levine’s Senate confirmation hearing in February 2021, Levine was questioned by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who is also a physician, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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After declaring that “hormonal disruption of puberty can permanently alter and prevent secondary sex characteristics” and that “the American College of Pediatricians reports that 80% to 95% of prepubertal children with gender dysphoria experience resolution by late adolescence when they not confronted with medical intervention and social affirmation,” Paul Levine asked, “Do you think minors are capable of making a life-changing decision like changing gender?”

Levine replied: “Transgender medicine is a very complex and differentiated field with robust research and developed standards of care. If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Health, I look forward to working with you and your office and coming to your office and discussing the details of standards of care for transgender medicine.”

Ian M. Giatti is a reporter for The Christian Post. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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