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UArizona teaches nursing students to ask 3-year-olds about their ‘gender identity’: report

Presentation says children know how they ‘feel on the inside’

Along with taking a 3-year-old’s height and weight, nurses are now being taught to ask young children about their “gender identity” at regular wellness checkups.

Such questions are a part of good medical practice, the University of Arizona College of Nursing told students in a recent slide presentation, according to Libs of TikTok, which obtained pictures of the training.

One slide, which the account published Tuesday on X, instructs nursing students to start asking “gender” questions to pediatric patients “around age 3 during the well visit.”

A second slide explains how to phrase the questions, saying nurses should ask their 3- to 13-year-old patients: “Some kids feel like a girl on the inside, some kids feel like a boy on the inside, and some kids feel like neither, both, or someone else. What about you? How do you feel on the inside? There’s no right or wrong answer.”

The University of Arizona College of Nursing is a public university in Tucson that boasts of being one of the “best graduate nursing programs” in the United States.

The presentation comes amid the nursing school’s five-year strategic plan, which stresses “equity, diversity and inclusion,” including the hiring of faculty and staff who will model “attributes of inclusive excellence.”

One objective involves adding “equity, diversity and inclusion” activities into “education, research, scholarship, practice and service,” according to the plan.

Libs of TikTok, a social media account that exposes extreme “woke” practices, said it reached out to the nursing school for comment, but did not receive a response.

Its post exposing the presentation was met with outrage from Republican leaders and others on social media, and at least one Arizona lawmaker promised to launch an investigation.

“I will be investigating this immediately!” state Sen. Justine Wadsack, a Pima County Republican, responded Wednesday on X.

Also responding, Kari Lake, a former TV news anchor who ran for Arizona governor in 2022, described the presentation as “indoctrination,” not good medicine.

“When my children were 3, they still believed in the boogeyman,” Lake wrote on X. “We can’t trust our kids with medical professionals who want to groom them. Stop this indoctrination NOW.”

However, the promotion of puberty-blocking drugs and sex-change surgeries for children appears to be increasing in the medical community.

Earlier this week, The College Fix reported about a Yale School of Medicine professor who defended the practices, saying, “Kids know their genders. Unequivocally.”

At the start of 2023, Harvard University made headlines after The College Fix broke the news that its medical school teaches how to provide healthcare to “infants” who are LGBTQIA.

Medical professionals at Boston Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente, based in California, also have been exposed saying young children know their gender identity and therefore can choose to take cross-sex hormone drugs or undergo surgeries to remove healthy body parts.

At the same time, growing research, medical experts and investigations suggest these interventions often are more harmful than helpful to children suffering gender dysphoria.

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About the Author
Micaiah Bilger is an assistant editor at The College Fix.