A recorded call to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, indicates that the institution offers “gender-affirming hysterectomies” for patients of 16 years and even younger, although the hospital denies doing so.
The call was recorded by Chaya Raichik, who is behind the popular Libs of TikTok Twitter account. On the call to the National Children’s Hospital, Raichik, who says he has a 16 year old girl wanting to have a gender-affirming hysterectomy, keeps asking if the hospital offers hysterectomies. for people your child’s age.
In the call, released Thursday by TikTok’s Libs, Raichik asks: “ is it a common procedure that you do for that age?”
The operator answers: “Yes. We have all different types of age groups that come in for this.”
“For the hysterectomy?” Raichik continues.
“Yes ma’am”, replies the operator.
“You know what is the youngest age you would do this at?”
“I’m not sure, but I’ve seen younger children,” replies the operator. “And… due to HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — Lei de Portabilidade e Responsabilidade do Seguro Saúde], I’m not allowed to say this, but I’ve seen younger children.”
A spokesperson for the National Hospital Infantil told The Daily Signal: “We do not provide gender-affirming surgery for minors under 18 years. We do not provide hormone therapy to children before the onset of puberty. Care is individualized for each patient and always involves families making decisions in coordination with a team of highly trained pediatric specialists.”
A hospital spokesperson also said the voices on the call were “hospital operators, not someone providing care to our patients.”
In his coverage on his Substack, Raichik also included captures screen shots archived from the hospital’s website stating that the hospital offers “gender-affirming hysterectomy”, among other procedures, for patients aged 0 to 21 years.
The call comes amid controversy over videos released by Boston Children’s Hospital about gender transition treatment.
“Children’s National must have seen the negative coverage of Boston Children’s Hospital because they modified their website the day after I took screenshots of it”, esc reviewed Raichik on his website. “’Gender-affirming hysterectomies’ are no longer listed as a procedure available to minors.”
A Boston Children’s Hospital page indicated that the hospital offers Vaginoplasties for 17 year olds. It looks like the webpage has recently been changed to increase the age to 18 years old, reports Fox News.
Chris Elston, also known as “Billboard Chris” for his work traveling to cities using billboards that oppose gender ideology, first drew attention to Boston Children’s Hospital videos about gender-affirming treatment in the United States. Twitter. Upon meeting them, “I thought, ‘Oh, perfect.’ I can just tweet it… it’s always better to use your own words because people can’t deny it,” he told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.
A video features Dr. Frances Grimstad describing “gender-affirming hysterectomies” in which a surgeon removes most or all of a female patient’s reproductive organs for the purpose of gender reassignment.
In another video, Dr. Amir Taghinia of Children’s Hospital Boston explained what happens in a phalloplasty procedure for trans-identified patients.
These videos were removed from the hospital’s public YouTube channel shortly after they went viral.
After the reaction, the hospital released a statement in August 16 denying that it performs gender-affirming hysterectomies on patients younger than 16 years.
Elston noted that even though hospitals like Infa Hospital ntil of Boston claim only to perform gender reassignment genital surgery on people who are 18 and older, there is still time to prepare before these surgeries.
A female patient who identifies as male seeking a phalloplasty, for example, must undergo a “gender-affirming” hysterectomy and hormone treatment before then. “They’re not doing it at the same time,” Elston explained.
Doctors are “preparing for [a faloplastia] doing arm waxing, and waxing should be done six months to a year in advance,” said Elston.
Boston Children’s Hospital follows the standards of care of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (The World Professional Association for Transgender Health).
As Elston said, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health recently lowered the age requirements for some treatments of gender transition. The Associated Press news agency reported in June that the association now recommends “most genital surgery (…) including removal of uterus and testes” for young people of years, “one year prior to previous guidance.”
Adolescents and teens seeking gender reassignment treatment have often experienced trauma or abuse, Elston explained. “It’s kids trying to get out of trouble and they get sucked into this ideology.”
“[Eles] have an appointment,” he continued. “They come to Boston Children’s Hospital, they meet the social worker, they meet the nurse, the doctor who explained what’s going to happen, and that’s it. The next appointment is surgery.”