Children’s Hospital Performs “Gender-Affirming” Hysterectomies
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An audio recording and an archived webpage revealed that the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provided “gender-affirming” hysterectomies and other services for children ages 16 and under.
The hospital’s website previously included “gender-affirming medical care and gender-affirming hysterectomy” in the list of gynecology services provided for “patients between the ages of 0-21.” The service is no longer listed on the site.
The information was recently revealed by the popular Twitter account LibsofTikTok.
LibsofTikTok founder Chaya Raichik called the hospital to confirm the treatment information after finding it on their website. In the audio recording of the call, a staff member agrees to schedule a gender-affirming hysterectomy for a 16-year-old. When Raichik asked the staff member if 16 was a common age for such a procedure, they responded: “Yes. We have all different [types] of age groups come in for that.”
Raichik then asked the staff member what’s the youngest age patient that the hospital would agree to perform the procedure on.
“I’m not sure, but I have seen younger kids. And I’m not, you know, due to HIPAA, I’m not allowed to say that, but I have seen younger kids,” the staff member said.
A Children’s National Hospital spokesperson told Fox News Digital that the hospital doesn’t provide gender-affirming surgery to children.
When asked about the recorded phone call, the spokesperson said the conversation was “with hospital operators, not anyone who delivers care to our patients.”
Online archives show that the recently-removed gender-affirming hysterectomy service was included since at least June 2021. When asked about the website’s previous listing, the hospital spokesperson dismissed it as “a flaw in the design of our website.”
Children’s National Hospital also released a statement on Twitter, reiterating that the hospital is “committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all and to serving our LGBTQ+ patients and families in the full spectrum of their care.”
Source: Fox News