The House Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) heard a presentation on gender affirming care. This panel was scheduled less than two weeks after the Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine passed a ruling blocking minors from receiving such care.
Representative Rayner-Goolsby released the following statement:
“This presentation is the latest attack in a line of vicious actions to erase the Trans community in Florida. The panel lacked the input of a single medical expert on gender affirming care and the refusal to take speaker suggestions from the Democratic caucus or allow public comment further demonstrates the intent behind the panel.”
“It should not be controversial in the Florida Legislature to leave medical decisions to patients, parents, and their doctors. Nearly 30 of the leading medical groups across the country recognize the medical necessity of treatments for gender dysphoria and endorse these treatments. Florida’s parents should have the right to follow the evidence-based science to provide the best care for their child.”