Florida Medical Board Moves To Ban Trans Healthcare


Florida Politics reports:

Members of the state medical board have agreed to initiate rules that could ban physicians from providing gender-affirming care to transgender people under the age of 18, while also limiting access to care to adults.

The vote by the Board of Medicine on Friday means the Board will begin a several month process that Chairman and Winter Park physician David Diamond said would include public meetings across the state.

Board of Medicine Vice Chairman and Fort Lauderdale physician Kevin Cairns was the only Board member to oppose the rulemaking, which was sought by Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo.

Read the full article.

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo last appeared on JMG earlier this week when he cast doubts on the efficacy of the monkeypox vaccine.

Ladapo, who has refused to disclose his own COVID vaccination status, is affiliated with the far-right anti-vax group, America’s Frontline Doctors.

Early this year the Florida Senate approved him as state surgeon general despite reports that he lied about having treated COVID patients while working at UCLA’s hospital.

During his confirmation hearing, he repeatedly refused to say if he believes that COVID vaccines are effective.


Ragnar Lothbrok • 19 minutes ago

What happened to :

First, do no harm

Ninja0980 Ragnar Lothbrok • 20 minutes ago

Bigots took over the medical field, that’s what.

There’s also this shit.
LGBT folks in Tampa now have a Federalist Society bigot as the top DA for their area.
I wonder how she’ll be in interacting with LGBT folks?

Yves R. Mektin Ninja0980 • 12 minutes ago

I think it’s time for CA, OR, WA, HI, NY, NJ, VT, MA, CT, MD, etc. to officially declare Florida to be a “shithole country” (especially the parts immediately around Merde-A-Lardo and wherever Ron DuhSantis is at the moment) and require visas and vaccinations to travel to/from there.

rednekokie • 19 minutes ago

These people belong in the 19th century.

Ann Kah rednekokie • 10 minutes ago

You mean back then when the only people who had a say in matters of importance were white, male, and wealthy? Some of them are there already.

grindstone, classy AF • 20 minutes ago

That sloppy noise you hear is all the lawyers salivating. Tie up the courts, keep us bogged down fighting the culture war, and rob us blind.

Yves R. Mektin • 23 minutes ago • edited

This mofo DeathSentence won election by just four-tenths of one percent — just by 33,000 votes. And he governs as if he had an overwhelming popular mandate to drag Florida back into the Middle Ages.

This is one of the big differences between RepubliQans and Democrats.

fuow Yves R. Mektin • 11 minutes ago

Yes, and it’s a relevant one.
Another big difference – they fall in line and goosestep down to vote.
We have to fall in love before we even think about maybe showing up at the polls.
If there’s nothing better streaming.

weshlovrcm • 11 minutes ago

We have a bunch of fake Christians and far-right fascist idealogues promoting the end of personal freedom and the beginning of a theocracy for Florida. Hold onto your hats–it’s going to get very ugly there.

Gigi • 16 minutes ago

Republicans: We ❤️ freedom. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

Also Republicans: We need to BAN anything and everything that we don’t like, care for or agree with.

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