The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has produced a video that features Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological man who identifies as a woman, interviewing self-described singer-songwriter and transgender activist Ryan Cassata.
The phrase “gender-affirming care” is used by radical leftists to refer to measures like puberty-blocking hormones, gender-transition surgery, and cross-sex hormonal treatments. Levine said that the phrase was “important”, but “opponents weaponized it.” He said that “gender-affirming care” is healthcare, as is “mental healthcare” or “suicide-prevention care.”
Levine stated that much of the “gender-affirming care” in the U.S. is provided by “outstanding children’s hospitals”.
Cassata said that “top surgery” saved her life. “Top surgery” refers to a mastectomy.
Cassata may claim to be regretless about her procedure, but other people who have taken gender transitional measures later expressed regret.
According to The Telegraph, one woman who had her breasts removed and was taking testosterone admitted that she felt “a little bit mutilated” and “like an experiment gone terribly wrong sometimes.” She also said, “I sometimes feel jealous of women who are naturally female.” They still have their own natural voice and their own natural characteristics. “I don’t have it anymore,” she said.
Levine, a male, claimed previously to be “the first female four-star U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officer.”
HHS is celebrating a “Summer of Pride” as opposed to Levine’s and others’ celebration of the so-called Pride Month, which was celebrated in June.
HHS stated that “we will celebrate ‘Summer of Pride,’ all summer long as HHS strives to ensure a healthy future for ALL Americans living in the United States during #pridemonth.