A new study found that youngsters as young as 11 had undergone “gender-affirming surgeries” at the nation’s largest children’s hospital.
Several children, including one as young as 11, had an implantable puberty blocker placed at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, according to records obtained by City Journal’s Christopher Rufo from a whistleblower.
Recently, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas ordered state agencies to treat any reports of transgender medical intervention on minors as “child abuse.”
Executives at Texas Children’s Hospital said in March 2017 that they would no longer provide transgender medical services to youngsters owing to worries over potential legal and criminal liabilities.
However, City Journal has obtained information from a whistleblower who claims the hospital has not stopped doing these surgeries.
City Journal cites medical records showing that at Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Richard Roberts has treated many adolescents and young adults (12–17 years old) for “gender dysphoria,” with treatment involving hormone replacement therapy. He is a pediatric endocrinologist.
A “non-biodegradable drug delivery implant” was implanted and removed by Dr. Kristy Rialon for “gender dysphoria in a pediatric patient,” according to the report. Multiple children have claimed that she helped them both this year and last.
It has been claimed that a female-to-male transgender 11-year-old girl underwent one of these implant surgeries. The 11-year-old girl was recorded in the hospital’s system for three days after the facility announced it would no longer provide “gender-affirming care.”
Medical documents show that additional youngsters who received “drug delivery implants” from Rialon were 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 years old.
Hundreds of American teenage girls, as young as 12 years old, have undergone double mastectomies to remove their breasts through elective surgery in recent years.
Meanwhile, experimenting with and adopting a different gender identity is trending among young people. Last year, it was predicted that 300,000 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 would identify as transgender.