While he said that they were engaged in “a very respectful dialogue and a good exchange”, he said Drs. Challenging Levine whether she would favor hormone blockers or sex reassignment surgeries for minors – Senator Paul said Dr. Levine’s confirmation was raised during the hearing.
“You are ready to take a paltry thing that prevents their puberty, and you think they will get it back?” Senator Paul, who is an ophthalmologist, said angrily at one point. “You give a woman enough testosterone that she grows a beard – you think she’s going to go back like a woman when she takes testosterone?”
Dr. Levine replied, “Transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field with strong research and standards of care.”
Detectors have been seized 2017 speech Dr. Levine described hormone therapy as the standard of care for transgender youth, and on a Twitter post in January 2020 he described a study that reduced the risk of suicide in transgender youth with the use of drugs that prevent puberty. it happens.
After the hearing, Majority Leader, New York Senator Chuck Schumer slammed Republicans for “their attacks on trans people”, which he said “just mean, mean and utter lack of understanding, complete lack of empathy” . ” Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, said in a statement Wednesday that Senator Paul’s “transphobic and a source of pain for many Americans, especially transgender youth.”
But Mr. Severino and his fellow traditionalists say that Drs. Levine is being removed. Conservative Action Project, a coalition of conservative leaders, released A public letter Dr. There was a call in the Senate on Tuesday to reject Levine’s nomination. It complains that it did not answer Mr. Paul’s questions and dealt with the coronovirus epidemic, including the decision by Pennsylvania to designate abortion as an essential health care service.
Opposition of Mr. Becerra centers on abortion and birth control. Republicans have seized on a suit they brought against the Trump administration to prevent them from extending religious exemptions for employers who did not want to provide contraceptive coverage through their insurance plans. The younger sisters of the Catholic organization, later joined the suit.