Pediatric center halts transgender procedures after state bans ‘experimentation’ on minors

A Missouri children’s hospital announced it will no longer provide puberty blockers or hormone therapies to children due to a state law that now requires them to stop performing these irreversible procedures on minors .

The Washington University Pediatric Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital said in a statement that it was “disheartened” to have to stop operations on children, but was doing so to protect “the university and our providers” from “unacceptable behavior”. level of responsibility. »

The center cites Missouri’s Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act as the reason it stopped attempts at gender modification.

The Missouri SAFE Act takes effect August 28 and allows minors harmed by these medical procedures to bring civil action against providers who administered the procedures up to 15 years after the procedures.

As CBN News reported, there is a growing trend of regret among people upset about their transgender transition, especially young girls.

Missouri joins a host of other states passing laws to protect children from puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and sex reassignment surgeries.

“We support everyone’s right to their own pursuit of happiness; however, we must protect children from life-changing decisions that they may regret as adults once they have matured physically and emotionally.” , explained Governor Mike Parson in a press release. after signing the invoice. “These decisions have permanent life consequences and should not be made by impressionable children who may be in crisis or influenced by the political beliefs of others.”

Since February 2023, the University of Washington has been under intense investigation for allegations of lying to parents and harming hundreds of children through sexual mutilation procedures.

Jamie Reed, a whistleblower, claimed that clinic staff members were using experimental drugs on children.

In an affidavit obtained by the Missouri attorney general, Reed detailed how the clinic harmed hundreds of children during his tenure.

“Almost everyone in my life has told me to keep my head down. But I can’t do it in good conscience. Because what’s happening to dozens of children is far more important than my comfort. And What is happening to them is morally and medically appalling,” Reed said.

In the affidavit, Reed claims staff used experimental drugs on children, distributed puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones without proper evaluation and, in some cases, without parental consent.

Reeds testifies that staff used Bicalutamide, an anti-cancer drug, on minors.

Bicalutamide is a medicine used to treat pancreatic cancer. One of its side effects is that it causes breast growth, but it also poisons the liver.

“I know of at least one patient at the Center who was advised by the renal department to stop taking Bicalutamide because the child was suffering from liver damage. The child’s parent reported this to the Center via the patient’s medical records. online patient self-assessment (MyChart). “The parent said he wasn’t the type to sue, but ‘this could be a huge PR problem for you,'” Reed wrote .

There are no clinical studies on the use of bicalutamide in the treatment of gender dysphoria.

Meanwhile, countries across Europe are halting efforts to change the gender of minors in order to protect children.

Norway, Finland and Sweden have adopted or modified policies that demonstrate a rejection of transgender ideology.

The Norwegian Board of Health Care Investigation has announced that it will revise its guidelines on the use of puberty blockers and sex reassignment surgeries, as there is a lack of medical research to support the use of these protocols.

And one of Australia’s largest medical insurers is now refusing to cover private practitioners who prescribe gender transition procedures.

As CBN’s Faithwire reported, England’s National Health Service has issued guidelines for doctors to recognize that minors struggling with their gender identity should be treated with the understanding that “gender incongruence does not persist into adolescence.

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