The children's hospital performed 204 “gender-affirming surgeries” on minors between 2017 to 2020, which included 65 chest surgeries. The youngest patient was 15-years-old, records show. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) of Massachusetts told the outlet that the more than one million dollar reimbursement was for the hospital's “gender transition services” between 2015 and 2023. The services provided included surgical procedures, prescription drugs, therapies, physician and hospital services, and inpatient and outpatient treatments.
Boston Children's Hospital came under fire in 2022 after it was revealed that it performs sex change procedures on minors. The world-renowned hospital proudly boasts that it became the first in the country to create a pediatric and adolescent transgender health program. However, due to backlash, the hospital removed its webpage which included videos about sex change surgeries, gender dysphoria, and steps on how to talk to family and friends about wanting to transition, according to the outlet.
While the hospital removed the website, it has been archived and the hospital explains when parental or nonparental consent is needed to transition genders.
The hospital requires patients as young as 15 years of age who want to have top surgery to have parental consent or a letter from a “medical doctor or nurse practitioner stating that you have ‘persistent, well documented, gender dysphoria,'” the website states.
Patients ages 17 can receive vaginoplasty without parental consent, but the hospital will not perform penis construction surgeries (phalloplasty or a metoidioplasty) until they reach 18 years of age.
Boston Children's Hospital currently offers a “Transgender Reproductive Health” program which includes “gender-affirming hysterectomies” on patients when they reach the age of 18, and provides resources to trans-identified biological teenagers on how they can get the appearance of a vagina by using duct tape for “safe tucking.”
Sex change procedures have tripled over the years with data from the JAMA Network medical journal showing that Americans between the ages of 12 to 40 seeking gender transition treatments between 2016 and 2019 jumped from 4,552 to 13,011. More than 3,000 of those are minors that sought out sex changes, according to the outlet. As a result of the increase in child multilation at the hands of the radical gender ideology movement, Republican-controlled states have banned or are working to ban sex change procedures for minors.