Brave Whistleblower Exposes St. Louis Transgender Clinic and Its Transition Surgeries on Minors

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As we reported on Thursday, a whistleblower claims that the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital bullied parents of children questioning their sexuality, and alleged the clinic administered multiple irreversible surgical treatments to minors—often without parental consent.

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Jamie Reed, a former employee of the clinic, charges that over 600 kids were harmed, an allegation serious enough that Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is launching a formal investigation. Bailey says he is concerned by “individuals who may be more concerned with a radical social agenda than the health of children.”

Jamie describes the cultish atmosphere at the clinic:

Reed claims that doctors would ask questions like “do you want a dead daughter or an alive son?” to “bully” children’s parents into going ahead with gender transitions – under the pretense that not doing so would make them suicidal.

The whistleblower said that working at the center, which medically transitioned 600 children within two years, was: “Like I was in a cult, and I had to de-program my way out of it.”

She goes on to describe how doctors were quick to “affirm” any gender questions by children who are not even old enough to get a learner’s permit:

“Children come into the clinic using pronouns of inanimate objects like mushroom, rock, or helicopter. Children come into the clinic saying they want hormones because they do not want to be gay,” she said. “Children come in changing their identities on a day-to-day basis. Children come in under clear pressure by a parent to identify in a way inconsistent with the child’s actual identity.

In all these cases, the doctors decide to issue puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones.”

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But that’s not the worst of it if Reed is to be believed: she says the hospital is flat-out lying when it claims that it does not perform gender-altering surgeries on minors.

“The Center regularly refers minors for gender transition surgery,” she said. “The Center routinely gives out the names and contact information of surgeons to those under the age of 18.”

“At least one gender transition surgery was performed by Dr. Allison Snyder-Warwick at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the last few years,” Reed alleged.

The news comes as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Thursday during the House Congressional Oversight Committee’s hearings on Twitter censorship that the “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account had promoted false information about Boston Children’s Hospital’s gender surgeries on minors.

The problem with AOC’s claim is that is verifiably false:

Reed’s allegations are alarming. The 42-year-old case manager wrote Thursday in the Free Press that she herself is a queer woman married to a transman and is “politically to the left of Bernie Sanders.” She spent four years working at the Washington University transgender clinic, and despite her initial devotion to the cause, she soon realized that playing with children’s biology was a dangerous game:

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I left the clinic in November of last year because I could no longer participate in what was happening there. By the time I departed, I was certain that the way the American medical system is treating these patients is the opposite of the promise we make to “do no harm.” Instead, we are permanently harming the vulnerable patients in our care. [Emphasis mine.]

She soon realized that there was a lack of formal protocols for treatment and that the center’s physician co-directors were essentially the sole authorities. They were making it all up as they went along. “The doctors I worked alongside at the Transgender Center said frequently about the treatment of our patients,” Reed writes, and “‘we are building the plane while we are flying it.’ No one should be a passenger on that kind of aircraft.”

When a female takes testosterone, the profound and permanent effects of the hormone can be seen in a matter of months. Voices drop, beards sprout, body fat is redistributed. Sexual interest explodes, aggression increases, and mood can be unpredictable. Our patients were told about some side effects, including sterility. But after working at the center, I came to believe that teenagers are simply not capable of fully grasping what it means to make the decision to become infertile while still a minor.

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Reed goes on to describe some of the side effects of “gender-affirming” drugs and surgeries, and they are not pretty. Despite her avowed progressivism, she believes it’s time to put it to a stop:

Given the secrecy and lack of rigorous standards that characterize youth gender transition across the country, I believe that to ensure the safety of American children, we need a moratorium on the hormonal and surgical treatment of young people with gender dysphoria.

Many proponents of gender-affirming care neglect to discuss the disturbing surgeries that come with it, instead acting as if all you have to do is put on a dress or get a haircut to change your gender. Not so:

The problem with the approach taken in America in the present day? Nobody knows the eventual outcome of these radical treatments. It’s likely that many young people will regret the youthful —irreversible—decisions they made as they age and feel the consequences. If I had to live with life-altering decisions that I made when I was 17—when my brain was on fire—I’d probably be in a mental institution right now.

When conservatives ask questions about transgender ideology, and the promotion of “gender-affirming” care, we are written off by many as “anti-trans” or “transphobic.”

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For so many of us, this is patently untrue—the truth is, I don’t care what you do with your sex life or your physical transformations to your body, as long as you’re an adult capable of making such decisions.

For many children today, I fear that the medical institutions have tragically let them down, and the consequences will be felt for the rest of their lives.

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