What’s Current: Boston Children’s Hospital criticized for promoting ‘gender affirming hysterectimies’ to teen girls

  • A leading physician at Boston’s Children’s Hospital admits to giving cross-sex hormones to a 13-year-old child. The hospital recently received backlash on account of video (since set to “private”) that appeared to promote the “gender affirming hysterectomies” to girls, leading the hospital to delete information saying 17-year-olds are eligible to receive phalloplasties or vaginoplasties from their website. The statement was revised to read, “To qualify for gender affirmation at Boston Children’s Hospital, you must be at least 18 years old for phalloplasty or metoidioplasty and for vaginoplasty.”
  • A manufacturer of mifepristone, the drug used in medication abortions, has dropped its bid to sell the drug in Mississippi amid the near-total ban on abortion.
  • Women in India are fighting back against the stigma surrounding menstruation by displaying “period charts” in their homes.
  • Following the shut down of the Tavistock youth gender identity clinic and a respected Canadian pediatrician, Dr. Joey Bonifacio, who specializes in LGBTQ youth, speaking out about rushing kids through the transition process in Canada, the National Post publishes a critical editorial, writing:

“Canada should ban surgeries for minors, and otherwise follow the UK’s balanced approach to curb the excesses of Canada’s status quo, protecting children from irresponsible treatment while giving doctors the option to provide medical intervention in limited cases, but with guardrails to ensure any medication is given only when truly necessary.”