Boston Children’s Hospital is facing backlash over a video they created that appears to be promoting “gender affirming hysterectomies” for “transgender” children.
The video, featuring Dr. Frances Grimstad, an obstetrician-gynecologist, went viral after being posted by the popular Libs of TikTok Twitter account.
“A gender-affirming hysterectomy is very similar to most hysterectomies that occur,” Grimstad cheerfully stated. “A hysterectomy itself is the removal of the uterus, the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus, and the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the sides of the uterus.”
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 11, 2022
According to a report from the Federalist, “BCH appears to have taken down Grimstad’s profile on its website, but a bio on the Harvard Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Health Equity Research Collaborative page describes how the OB-GYN has participated in ‘clinical and research work surrounding transgender and intersex reproductive health’ for years.”
“She has been involved in trans health advocacy since her own adolescence, when she decided to pursue medicine to address disparities in care faced by these communities,” her biography states. “Her interests center around optimizing reproductive health outcomes for both populations including hormonal and menstrual management, surgical care and family planning.”
Hysterectomies are irreversible and sterilize the patient.
The Center for Gender Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital offers gender affirmation surgery services to eligible adolescents and young adults who are ready to take this step in their journey,” BCH’s website reads.
According to a report from the National Desk, the hysterectomy procedures are done through BCH’s gynecology department, which specializes “in gynecologic care for newborns to young adults.”
“According to the eligibility requirements for BCH’s “Gender Surgery Program,” minors as young as 15 can receive breast augmentation and double mastectomies with parental consent, but phalloplasty and metoidioplasty surgeries require patients to be 18, while 17-year-olds can access vaginoplasties,” the report adds.
The BCH website does not state the minimum age for a hysterectomy.
However, it turns out, the pediatric hospital has posted a whole series of videos discussing changing the sex of children.
In another video the hospital claimed that toddlers can know that they are transgender. They claimed that signs of a transgender toddler include refusing haircuts or playing with toys for the opposite gender — even though liberals have long claimed that toys have no gender and previously fought to end gendered toy aisles in stores.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 14, 2022
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has also released a promotional video for puberty blockers.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2022