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University of Virginia Children’s Hospital offers puberty blockers at age 11
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Hospital states it provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and ‘gender-affirming surgery’ referrals for minors

“The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital offers an adolescent sex-change track that begins at age 11,” Daily Caller journalist Chrissy Clark tweeted on October 3.

“A patient as young as 9-yrs-old was put on cross-sex hormones, according to one of the hospitals doctors. UVA already took some of the videos down, but I have receipts,” Clark wrote.

UVA Children’s “Transgender Youth Health Page” states that the hospital offers puberty blockers, “cross-sex hormones, like testosterone and estrogen,” and “referrals for gender-affirming surgeries and voice therapy,” according to its webpage.

“A previous version of the transgender youth health FAQ form explicitly discusses suppressing menstrual periods and getting top surgery for minors,” Clark continued.

“The hospital removed it from [its] current website, but we archived,” she stated.

The UVA Children’s website stated that it provides chest binders, menstrual suppression medication, and consultations with surgeons for “top surgery,” according to the archived page.

“In order for one of our clinical providers to discuss treatment, we require a diagnosis of gender dysphoria,” the UVA website stated. This term is used when a child’s sense of their gender differs from the sex assigned to them at birth.”

“Our care team can provide referrals to the appropriate mental health professionals,” it continued.

“Patients who are ‘under 18; may obtain puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones with a gender dysphoria diagnosis and consent from their parents or legal guardians, according to the transgender youth FAQ page,” the Daily Caller reported on October 3.

UVA’s stated services on offer seem at odds with practices promoted by the National Health Service in the United Kingdom

“Doctors associated with the hospital’s gender clinic frequently tout puberty blockers as ‘reversible,’ a contested assertion that the United Kingdom’s National Health Service walked back in recent years,” the Daily Caller reported.

“Most treatments offered at this stage [for youth under 18] are psychological rather than medical,” the NHS states on its own “Treatment” page for “gender dysphoria.”

“This is because in many cases gender variant behaviour or feelings disappear as children reach puberty.”

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IMAGE: UVA Children’s Hospital (archived)

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