DeSantis Says Doctors Performing Transgender Surgeries Should Be Sued

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling for doctors who provide gender-conforming surgeries to be sued.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said that from a child health and well-being perspective, doctors should not be providing care to those suffering from gender dysphoria. 
  • “They are giving very young girls double mastectomies, they wanna castrate these young boys – that’s wrong,” DeSantis said. “I think these doctors need to get sued for what’s happening.” 
FLORIDA GOV. ON DOCTORS WHO PERFORM GENDER-TRANSFORMING SURGERIES:

“They talk about these very young kids getting ‘gender-affirming care,’” said DeSantis. “But they don’t tell you what that is.” 

BACKGROUND:
  • At the end of last week, the Florida Board of Medicine discussed a proposal from DeSantis’ administration that would ban physicians from providing treatments to transgender children.
  • The petition proposes a “standard of care” that would prohibit patients under the age of 18 from receiving reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking hormone treatments.