BREAKING: St. Louis Gender Clinic For Children Confirms Whistleblower Claims, Gives Vauge Changes Amid Investigation

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More things are coming to light concerning the practices associated with gender-affirming care for minors and the research that favors giving children puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, as well as surgically removing healthy breasts and genitals.

The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital reluctantly confirmed some of the claims made by a whistleblower, while also pledging some vague changes amid investigations by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey and Senator Josh Hawley. They even exonerated themselves of “substandard care causing adverse outcomes for patients.”

Just The News reported:

study that concluded breast removal improves “chest dysphoria” in young women who identify as men or nonbinary, published last fall in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Pediatrics, inexplicably hid its results pertaining to gender dysphoria, suggesting they didn’t align with the researchers’ hypothesis.

An accompanying editorial proclaimed that so-called top surgery in adolescents and young adults is “effective and medically necessary.”

Restrictions on life-altering and sometimes irreversible treatments for children too young to understand the consequences are ramping up in red states, largely in line with restrictions in Europe.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed the latest bill SB 613) into law on Monday. He joined at least 15 other states with similar bans that pertain to minors.

The law provides for “felony charges, license revocation and civil actions which can be filed by a parent or guardian,” Stitt’s office said. Once they reach adulthood, children subject to the procedures could also sue providers until age 45.

A group of parents in a new Archives of Sexual Behavior study on rapid-onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) said that they felt pressured by a “gender clinic or specialist” to transition their child comically or medically. They took a survey at a website for parents of suspected ROGD kids.

Former case manager Jamie Reed alleged the Washington University gender clinic lacked “formal protocols for treatment,” ignored telltale signs of “social contagion,” promoted gender transition as “the solution” for serious psychiatric issues, and that they “downplayed the negative consequences,” citing specific incidents without names.

There is a four-page summary of conclusions from the university’s internal investigation that declared that its physicians and staff treat patients in line with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) “standard of care,” also used by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP’s gender transition research has been challenged by its allies.

It quietly confirmed Reed’ affidavit that the clinic didn’t require “written consent” from parents before they started treatment or to seek “custody agreements” that specify “who among divorced parents must consent to medical procedures” by default.

The university also denied finding any “adverse physical reactions caused by medications prescribed by Center providers,” which is complicated by a former clinic staffer who told NBC News that she recognized a case mentioned in Reed’s affidavit.

“Children who take testosterone as a cross-sex hormone experience severe atrophy of vaginal tissue,” Reed had said. A female patient “experienced vaginal lacerations so severe” from sexual intercourse that she had to go to the St. Louis Children’s emergency room. 

Just The News also shared:

Singal obtained “some of the consent forms” through a public records request to the University of Illinois Chicago, whose institutional review board signed off on the research because it involved a UIC plastic surgeon. 

Participants were informed they would fill out questionnaires including the Utrecht Gender Dysphoria Scale, which Singal called “an established, validated scale” that is “miles ahead” of the Olson Chest Dysphoria Scale used in a different questionnaire. Yet the published paper doesn’t mention gender dysphoria at all, even to explain its absence. 

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