STORY AT-A-GLANCE
Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has widely stated that “gender-affirming care is medically necessary, safe, and effective for trans and non-binary youth”
Nonprofit watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records of scientific evidence to support gender-affirming care
In response to the FOIA, HHS gave only one document totaling two pages in length — a brochure posted on its website, titled, “Gender-Affirming Care and Young People”
In a complaint obtained by The Daily Wire, PPT wrote to the HHS Inspector General, calling for an investigation into Levine’s statements — and whether they violate HHS’ scientific integrity policies
Describing the FOIA submission as “essentially a piece of marketing material with cherry-picked data and agenda-driven assertions,” the complaint to HHS states, “This is the opposite of science and evidence-based policymaking …”

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