By Hudson Crozier
What’s happening: Jamie Reed, a former case manager at the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, described the reckless protocol and harmful effects surrounding transgender treatments on children and young people at the St. Louis gender clinic in a new article and a sworn affidavit.
The solution to everything: Reed said that a recommendation from a therapist is “all it took” for girls to receive testosterone as part of a sex change. Though many child patients requesting a transition had schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or other mental conditions, doctors frequently viewed sex change treatments “as the solution” and honored their request, Reed said.
The damage: Reed said that teenage girls at her clinic tore their vaginal canals after receiving testosterone because the hormone weakens vaginal tissue, sending one 17-year-old to an emergency room. Reed also said that a boy who took a cancer drug as part of a feminizing treatment experienced liver poisoning. Some children became suicidal after being put on puberty blockers despite never being suicidal before, according to Reed.
Questioning “the science”: Reed said that when she expressed ethical concerns about child sex changes, the clinic’s staff gave her lower performance reviews, told her to stop questioning “the science,” and said to “get on board or get out.” She alleged that staff would continue prescribing trans treatments to children after parents had revoked their consent.
Why it matters: There are over 100 gender clinics across the country where similar abuse is likely occurring. These sex change youth treatments promoted by the federal government, hospitals, and progressive activists are often unnecessary and cause permanent damage.
Reactions: After receiving Reed’s affidavit, Missouri’s attorney general promised to investigate St. Louis Children’s Hospital for harming children. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) said his office will conduct its own probe.