The first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate is facing a new round of criticism for a months-old video calling on state medical regulators to pressure Big Tech to censor purported misinformation on so-called gender affirming care.

Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, with the Department of Health and Human Services, falsely claimed in the May 27 presentation to the Federation of State Medical Boards that the “positive value of gender-affirming care for youth and adults is not in scientific or medical dispute,” ignoring heavy restrictions on such treatments for minors in Scandinavia among other regions and widespread debate among doctors.

Levine said that legislative challenges to puberty blockers and surgical removals of healthy breasts and genitals on minors were “dangerous to the public health.”

The admiral in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service told the state regulators “we need to use our clinicians’ voice to collectively advocate for our tech companies to create a healthier, cleaner information environment” by scrubbing “substantial misinformation about gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse individuals.”

The Washington Times collected criticism of Levine’s remarks from Twitter accounts including Twitchy and Libs of Tik Tok.

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