Washington, D.C. — Today, Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) and Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-OK) led a follow-up letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) again demanding answers about a dangerous NIH-funded study on transgender youth.
The NIH failed to respond to their first letter on this issue, which was sent on May 9, 2023 and had a response deadline of June 9, 2023.
Senator Budd said in a statement:
“The federal government should not be funding studies that encourage gender transition interventions on young people. The NIH’s failure to respond to our official inquiry is further evidence of their cavalier attitude towards the use of taxpayer dollars to conduct highly questionable experiments.”
Rep. Brecheen said:
“The American people are rightly demanding transparency and answers from NIH about why it is spending our taxpayer dollars on dangerous, far-Left studies that threaten the health and safety of young people. We have given NIH more than two months to respond, what is it trying to hide?”
Dear Dr. Tabak:
We write to follow up on a letter sent to you on May 9, 2023. This letter pertains to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) titled “Psychosocial Functioning in Transgender Youth After 2 Years of Hormones.” Tragically, two young people enrolled in the study died by suicide. Despite the gravity of the situation, we have yet to receive a response from NIH and request once again that NIH provide transparent answers to the American people. The original May 9 letter is appended.
Please direct your attention to our May 9 letter immediately.