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    by Greg Piper   Hospitals that offer “gender affirming” treatment to minors, from puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to surgery, are taking down evidence of their procedures and related materials in response to public scrutiny. They have different strategies for explaining their actions, however, from refusing to acknowledge removals to citing “misinformation.” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has ignored half a dozen queries from Just the News since Sept. 21 asking why it removed the “LGBTQ Education Center” tab from its Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic’s professional resources page last week. Still intact as of Aug. 17, the tab explained the program was designed to help “clinicians and other patient care associates” discuss gender and sexuality with “pediatric patients.” It included links to six training modules, which now say “you are in a place with no files.” Local media don’t appear to have reported on the removal. The modules disappeared the same day local mother and activist Meg Brock posted clips from one of the videos. She has since posted more materials, including a kindergarten lesson on gender pronouns, urging followers to “vote red.” 4/4...
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) denied allegations Wednesday that it introduced its “gender-affirming” clinic as a scheme to “make money for the hospital” and that employees with “religious beliefs” were warned they would suffer “consequences” for not participating in the transgender medical interventions. Author and journalist Matt Walsh broke the story about Vanderbilt’s gender clinic that provides minors with body-mutilating surgeries and hormones that produce permanent, irreversible changes to children presented by parents as gender dysphoric. Walsh told Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tuesday night: We know for a fact…that [at] Vanderbilt they perform double mastectomies on minor girls…They give [children] irreversible hormone drugs that change their bodies permanently. Asked by Carlson if he has spoken to anyone from Vanderbilt University Medical Center about his findings, Walsh said he reached out to the hospital for a statement when he first published his report. “At first, they didn’t want to give a statement and they, and they actually just took down … they just deleted … their entire transgender clinic website, they wiped it from existence,” Walsh added, noting Vanderbilt released...
    by Greg Piper   Health care settings that advertise surgical and hormonal procedures for gender-confused youth as young as 13 are throwing their offerings down the memory hole, following exposure by critics of such procedures for children. Vanderbilt University Medical Center took down the pages for its transgender clinic and pediatric counterpart after conservative author Matt Walsh posted videos Tuesday of its officials calling the clinics financially lucrative and warning that resistant VUMC employees would face “consequences” for not participating. Tennessee Republicans responded with horror. “We should not allow permanent, life-altering decisions that hurt children or policies that suppress religious liberties, all for the purpose of financial gain,” Gov. Bill Lee said in a statement to Just the News. He called for “a thorough investigation” of pediatric procedures and religious discrimination at VUMC, a legally distinct entity from the university. Asked what that means, spokesperson Casey Sellers said Lee’s office has “shared concerns” with Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti. “A number of questions have been raised, and Tennesseans deserve answers,” she said. State Rep. William Lambert retweeted Walsh’s announcement that they and Sen. Jack Johnson met to hash...
    The transgender clinic at Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University in Nashville, which administers body-altering drugs and performs mutilating surgeries such as double mastectomies, is a big money maker for the hospital. “Vanderbilt opened its trans clinic in 2018,” reported author Matt Walsh in a social media thread. “During a lecture the same year, Dr. Shayne Taylor explained how she convinced Nashville to get into the gender transition game. She emphasized that it’s a ‘big money maker,’ especially because the surgeries require a lot of ‘follow ups.’” Vanderbilt was apparently concerned that not all of its staff would be on board. Dr. Ellen Clayton warned that "conscientious objections" are "problematic." Anyone who decides not to be involved in transition surgeries due to "religious beliefs" will face "consequences" pic.twitter.com/CgNicrG4Mg — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 20, 2022 During the lecture, Shayne Taylor, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine who specializes in adolescent LGBT health, pediatrics, and transgender health, noted to her audience that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requires insurance carriers to cover medical expenses for transgender individuals. Taylor said the Vanderbilt financial people...
    A MASSIVE 50 per cent rise in the number of children seeking NHS gender reassignment will potentially cost taxpayers £72million. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s only dedicated gender identity clinic for under-18s. 2A massive 50 per cent rise in the number of children seeking NHS gender reassignment will potentially cost taxpayers £72million (stock image)Credit: Getty Latest figures show from April 2021 to April 2022, the specialist mental health trust’s clinic received 3,585 gender help referrals for children — some under five — from doctors in England and Wales. During the previous 12 months, the figure was 2,401. And there is currently a two-year waiting list to be seen. The clinic does not take referrals for anyone under the age of 17 seeking reassignment operations. But it does hand out guidance and other treatments such as drug and hormone interventions. Most read in Health NewsVIRAL CLUES Fears grow over tomato flu outbreak as chiefs give first warning over symptomsBED BYE'S Doctor's viral sleep hack goes against everything you've been toldNEED TO KNOW Warning to diabetics who take...
    by Laurel Duggan   The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at Tavistock, the largest pediatric gender clinic in the world, will be sued by about 1,000 families of children who were allegedly rushed onto puberty blockers at the U.K.-based clinic, attorneys told The Times. The class action medical negligence lawsuit accuses the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the U.K. of recklessly prescribing puberty blockers with harmful side effects and unquestioningly affirming the gender identities of children with inadequate analysis of mental health, according to The Times. The suit comes after an independent review of GIDS found the facility to be unsafe for children and the National Health Service announced it would shut the clinic down by 2023 and replace it with more holistic, mental health-centered facilities. “These children have suffered life-changing and, in some cases, irreversible effects of the treatment they received which has resulted in long-term physical and psychological consequences for them,” Tom Goodhead, CEO of the law firm bringing the suit, said in a statement shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We must not shut down debate on account of a...
    Britain’s Tavistock & Portman National Health Service (NHS) Clinic is shutting down following a review that found the clinic, which has led the way in prescribing puberty blockers for young children claiming to be transgender, is not a “safe or viable long-term option.” The north London clinic “has been accused of rushing teenagers into life-altering treatment on hormone-blocking drugs,” The Times of London reported Friday, opening the way for potential lawsuits by patients with claims of mistreatment. Tavistock has prescribed puberty blockers to children as young as 10 years of age. Children under the age of 16 will now be referred to children’s hospitals which, according to NHS, will provide a “holistic” approach to gender dysphoria that includes “strong links to mental health services.” Additionally, under-16 children will only be prescribed puberty blockers in the NHS system as part of a clinical trial, the data from which will be used to study the drugs’ long-term effects. Over the past decade, the Tavistock clinic’s patient population has surged to a 20-fold increase, along with “unacceptable” waiting lists, The Times reported. “More...
    When it emerged this week that the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust was being ordered to close its gender identity service (GIDS), it was a particularly personal victory for one young woman.  Indeed, as Keira Bell admits today, it felt as if David had finally slayed Goliath. Two years ago, Keira, now 25, stood on the steps of the High Court after winning her case against GIDS to stop children with gender dysphoria being prescribed puberty-halting drugs.  Keira’s battle was based on her own horrifying experience. Aged 16 and, by her own admission, ‘very mentally ill’, Keira had been given the drugs by doctors at the controversial clinic to pause her own development before realising – six years later and after undergoing a double mastectomy – that it was a monumental mistake.  Keira Bell has spoken about her experience of being prescribed drugs at the age of 16 to halt her development after she was referred to the Tavistock clinic's gender identity service In bringing her High Court challenge with another claimant, Mrs A – the mother of an...
    KIDS as young as 14 were referred for puberty blockers after just one consultation at a controversial transgender clinic, it has emerged. Whistleblowers at the Tavistock Centre, which is due to be shut down, revealed the speed at which youngsters were put forward for life-changing drugs at the start of the transitioning programme. 1Thousands of kids were 'terribly let down' by the centre, with one child being put forward for puberty blockers after just one consultationCredit: Getty Dr David Bell, who blew the whistle on the centre in 2018, said children were "terribly let down" at the North London clinic. He claims he knew of at least one child sent for puberty blockers after one consultation. He told The Telegraph: “They [patients] took the drugs and they went to opposite sex hormones and they had parts of their body removed, their breasts, their vaginas." Dr Bell added how a victim of the clinic told him she did not have the body of a man but instead that of "a mutilated woman and that's what I have to live with’". READ...
    England’s national health service will close a controversial gender identity clinic for children after a damning independent review and a slew of allegations made by former staff and patients. The clinic at Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation in London will be shut down by spring 2023 and replaced by a series of regional centers at specialist children’s hospitals around the country. The new approach is designed to “ensure the holistic needs” of young patients are met instead of running the service through a single provider, which was deemed to be “not a safe or viable long-term option.” The clinic became a lightning rod for debates on transgender issues and young people on both sides of the Atlantic. The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at Tavistock is currently the only gender identity clinic for children under 18 in the U.K. It’s been at the heart of a roiling debate in Britain about how to treat children diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and has previously been accused by some doctors and patients of rushing young people onto certain treatments. Dr Hilary Cass,...
    NHS bosses will shut down England's only clinic for transgender kids and hand patients over to children’s hospitals. The controversial gender identity development service at the Tavistock and Portman Trust in London will be disbanded after a report branded it “not safe for children” earlier this year. 1The Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust will be wound down by spring next yearCredit: Alamy A review led by children’s doctor Dr Hilary Cass said the clinic was not a suitable long-term solution for helping youngsters with gender issues. More than 5,000 under-18s were referred to the Portman last year, marking a massive spike from just 250 a decade earlier. Health chiefs are understood to be worried the clinic is too quick to agree that young people should be trans. They hope hospital doctors at two new clinics to be set up in London and Manchester will challenge patients and try other solutions before helping them to transition as a last resort. Two new “Early Adopter services” will be opened and run by the country’s leading children’s...
    Pictured: Ritchie Herron says he was fast-tracked by the NHS into life-changing surgery For Ritchie Herron, a bright and articulate civil servant from Newcastle, life over the past four years has become almost unbearable. It takes him ten minutes to empty his bladder, a process as painful as it is slow. Any sex drive is long gone. In fact, he says, his crotch is numb, ‘shell-shocked’ from the damage done to him under the apparent care of the NHS. ‘Numb’ rather sums up Ritchie’s whole demeanour as he struggles to process what has happened to him. Today he reveals – in an exclusive interview – that he is the man preparing legal action against the NHS over an operation that removed his genitals. Ritchie’s case emerged last week when he posted about his experience on Twitter under a pseudonym, TullipR. His brief testimony, which was picked up by the Daily Mail, was as shocking as it was damning for the NHS ‘gender clinics’ that help people change sex. Battling mental health issues – and after decades of suppressing his homosexuality...
    A troubled teenage girl who was provided drugs to transition into a man after an hour-long consultation at a 'gender clinic' is now fighting to reclaim her adult life as a woman.  Tanya, not her real name, changed genders at the age of 18 while dealing with bi-polar, autism, anxiety and depression.  Now aged 21, the still young woman struggles with suicidal thoughts every day as she works to reverse the transition process.  The girl, 17, was allegedly provided drugs to gender reassign after a one-hour consult   Tanya's devastated mum Judith Hunter blames sections of the transgender community for bending her daughter's fragile mind to suit their agenda.  Ms Hunter told Daily Mail Australia her daughter was 'beguiled, groomed and kidnapped' by the transgender community. 'There will be a tsunami of kids like our daughter,' she warned. 'It is like being brainwashed in a cult and if you don't go along with it you are punished.' When I went to the hospital the next day and asked to see my daughter, I was told I had a son and there was a male name above...
    People from seven surrounding states and Canada regularly travel to Family Tree Clinic in Minneapolis for gender-affirming hormone care. In some industries, attracting patients from far away may seem like a sign of success, but staff at the 50-year-old reproductive and sexual health clinic are doing everything they can to change that. They want people to get the care they so desperately desire without having to travel hundreds of miles.  A five-year, $757,000 Community Innovation grant from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation will soon make it possible for Family Tree staff to teach health care providers in isolated communities how to offer gender-affirming hormone care, hopefully reducing the need for their patients to travel long distances for treatment. Alissa LightAlissa Light, Family Tree Clinic executive director, said that the Bush Foundation grant is, “an opportunity for our staff to develop a democratized training institute where we can both share protocols and do the technical-skills training content of an informed-consent hormone-care program.”  Light explained that Family Tree staff plan to help participants learn how to provide the type of care that...
    He also criticized the "appalling way [Weber-Brown] counsels troubled and vulnerable children," adding, "His stated goal is to re-parent them." "In my case, [Weber-Brown] set himself up as my son's surrogate father," Netz explained. "He meticulously manipulated my son into thinking he was not only a transgender girl and lesbian, but they were also having structured discussions about irreversible hormones and surgical options." Brandon Showalter, Arkansas A.G. Lutridge and Brenton NetzTalking At The Pray Vote Stand Summit 2021 www.youtube.com On the clinic's website, Weber-Brown is described as "a licensed family and marriage therapist, specializing in LGBTQ behavioral health care."What else?Netz is adamant that his son is being coerced into his newfound identity by adults who are taking advantage of him. "There is no way my autistic little boy voluntarily self-identified as a transgender lesbian unless he was convinced of that by an adult," he declared during the summit. That father is currently weighing filing a civil lawsuit against the gender clinic for pressuring his son to identify as a transgender lesbian, the Daily Wire reported. Last year,...
    UNION, N.J. -- For Kaylee Harris, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to explore her gender identity in a safe place."It let me wear dresses...when I wasn't necessarily sure that was the full direction I wanted to go," explained Harris, who is originally from Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Union, New Jersey.The 25-year old was first introduced to makeup by a close friend during the pandemic."When I first had to take off my makeup that first night, I cried. I didn't want to go back," she said.Harris' friend told her about Dr. Michelle Dalla Piazza, who specializes in gender hormone treatment, and Harris began gender-affirming hormone treatment."Sometimes you run out of time to find who you are, and I was really just tired of seeing just a shadow of myself in the mirror," Harris said. "A lot of us do get to really find the joy that we've been seeking when we finally get to see ourselves."Harris added, "My experience with the gender-affirming hormone treatment has been really positive. I get to look down...
    It’s no surprise that affirming, supportive environments are good for one’s mental health. With that in mind, it’s especially not surprising that for transgender youth, being accepted by one’s family, experiencing a supportive school environment, and even being able to play on sports teams that correlate with their gender identity are all positives. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics in September, as first highlighted by NBC News, suggests that transgender youth who receive gender-affirming medical care—like hormones or puberty blockers—at earlier ages are less likely to experience some mental health struggles, including depression and anxiety. One might feel that this data is simply stating the obvious, but when we have super conservative Republicans trying to quietly block trans youth from using bathrooms or competing on sports teams, this data can do a lot of work in countering harmful narratives and beliefs. Let’s break it down below. The study has a relatively small sample size: 300 transgender youth between the ages of 10 and 17. The minors were being treated at the Transgender Youth Clinic (TYC) at The Hospital for...
    A cosmetic surgery company has sparked outrage after it announced it would be selling T-shirts marked with double mastectomy surgical scars. Plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery Partners in London, Dr Miles Berry, took to social media to unveil the clinic's new range of T-shirts that would allow those looking to transition from female to male to 'test the waters'. However the doctor has since been met with criticism, with those opposed to the clothing range arguing it was 'grotesque' and insensitive to breast cancer survivors. The clinic has since confirmed they have not sold nor will it be selling the T-shirts.  A surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery Partners in London previously said the clinic would be selling T-shirts that have double-mastectomy surgical scars on them Surgeon Miles Berry took to social media to unveil the clinic's new range of T-shirts in a post which has now been deleted Taking to Instagram the aesthetic surgeon, wrote: 'With lockdown easing and better access to the Post Office, thought it might be time to test the waters.   'There are a few each of...
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