Citing dozens of scientific studies and reports, the rule concludes that because gender "transition" procedures are "experimental" and pose "significant side effects," state law requires that "substantial guardrails" be put in place to curb access to them.
Such guardrails, the rule states, include ensuring that all patients seeking such services, regardless of age, have undergone at least 15 hourly psychiatric assessment sessions over the course of 18 months. These sessions must include informing patients explicitly that the "use of puberty blocker drugs or cross-sex hormones" to treat gender dysphoria "is experimental and is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration."
If a patient seeking a gender transition successfully completes all of this and still wants to go through with the procedures, he or she must also agree to receive medical follow-up treatments for 15 years post-operation – meaning this is basically a lifelong decision both personally and medically.
(Related: Missouri was one of the first states to reject covid mandates, calling them the illegal "whims of public health bureaucrats.")
The emergency rule comes as Bailey is continuing his investigation into St. Louis Children's Hospital's Transgender Clinic, which a whistleblower report says is engaging in "egregious abuses and potential malpractice regarding minors."
Along with 11 other states and counting that prohibit pediatric transgender treatments, citing similar concerns as expressed in the emergency rule, Bailey hopes to curb these egregious abuses by making them much more difficult to inflict.
"The regulation is necessary due to the skyrocketing number of gender transition interventions, despite rising concerns in the medical community that these interventions lack clinical evidence of safety or success," Bailey said in a statement, citing studies from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare.
The latter, by the way, has explicitly stated in an overwhelming declaration by its board that "the risk" of gender interventions "currently outweigh the possible benefits."
"When even progressive countries like Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the United Kingdom have all sharply curtailed these procedures, it's time for the United States to course-correct," Bailey added.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Lambda Legal, an LGBTQ advocacy group, and other pro-trans extremist groups are already wailing over the decision as they threaten legal action against the state of Missouri.
According to these groups, Bailey's emergency rule is "distorted" and "misleading" because the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both endorse "gender-affirming care."
On March 20, Bailey implemented a temporary rule establishing strict parameters for minors receiving "gender-affirming care," though it is set to expire in September. The new emergency rule was enacted on April 27, 2023, and will expire on Feb. 6, 2024.
"Even Europe recognizes that mutilating children for the sake of a woke, leftist agenda has irreversible consequences, and countries like Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom have all sharply curtailed these procedures," Bailey stated back in March upon issuing the other temporary rule.
"I am dedicated to using every legal tool at my disposal to stand in the gap and protect children from being subject to inhumane science experiments."
In the comments, someone called this a serious "smack down" against the LGBT perverts who seem to get a kick out of destroying children's bodies and lives as they try to recruit more victims for their death cult.
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