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Boston Children’s Hospital Offers Gender-Affirming Surgery – to Children?

Boston Children’s Hospital Offers Gender-Affirming Surgery – to Children?

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is under fire for offering “gender-affirming hysterectomy” and other surgeries for trans youth.

A hysterectomy is an invasive surgery that involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes. In most cases, a hysterectomy is performed to treat a serious condition like cancer or uterine fibroids. In this case, the hysterectomy is being performed to eliminate the chance of pregnancy and prevent menstruation, which plays a key role in puberty.

BCH also offers metoidioplasty, which refers to the creation of a non-functioning “penis” using skin taken from the thigh or forearm. The surgery, which requires hospitalization for a week or more, sometimes involves the insertion of a silicone-encased steel rod to make the “penis” maneuverable. 

“A child will often know that they are transgender from the moment that they have any ability to express themselves,” said Dr. Jeremi Carswell, director of Gender Multispecialty Service at BCH, in a YouTube video that has since been deleted. Carswell continues by describing young trans individuals as a “growing population that we are seeing and that’s being recognized as trans and able to be treated.” 

Carswell’s program, known as GeMS, is the nation’s first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program

Also featured in the video was Dr. Frances Grimstad, a BCH employee who describes herself as a health advocate for queer and trans individuals (see image above). The video earned so much backlash from the public that her bio was removed from the BCH website. In another YouTube video, Dr. Kerry McGregor – a psychologist who works in Carswell’s department – claims most trans kids “know as early as from the womb” that they are trans and confirmed the hospital treats children as young as age 2.

According to Carswell, early signs your child may be trans include: 

  • Refusing to stand while urinating (boys)
  • Trying to stand while urinating (girls)
  • Playing with toys designed for the opposite gender 
  • Trying on siblings’ clothing 

As a tomboy growing up with a younger brother, I’ll admit I preferred Ninja Turtles to Barbies and may have tried to pee while standing – but this never meant that I was assigned the wrong gender at birth. In my experience, most kids enjoy trying on different types of clothing and will play with any toy they can get their hands on. Kids are naturally curious, and the fact that such traditional behaviors are leading to surgery is downright sickening. 

BCH recently updated its age requirement for gender-affirming surgery from 17 to 18, but at least one doctor mentioned the policy was “flexible.” That same doctor argued in favor of genital surgery for girls because it can be inconvenient to use women’s restrooms in dorms if they still have male genitalia. 

In addition to the surgeries noted above, BCH also offers chest reconstruction, breast augmentation, facial harmonization, and help with young trans individuals seeking to alter their clothing and use different pronouns. 

Editor’s note: We are shocked and dismayed at the notion that professionals like this would be willing mutilate someone underage with these kinds of procedures.


Boston Children’s Hospital Now Offers “Gender Affirming Hysterectomy” Treatments 

Boston Children’s Hospital Under Fire for Now-Deleted Video Promoting ‘Gender-Affirming Hysterectomies’ for Young Girls 

Boston Children’s Hospital Updates Standards After Offering Sex Change Surgeries To Teens 

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  1. Frank stetson

    The age of consent is, and was, 18, in accordance with the worldwide standards organization. There is no documented flexibility in that, not sure where that came from.

    With parent’s agreement, women can have breast removal at 15.

    This story is a copy/paste; not much difference in any link provided.

    And the foundation of the story, underage hysterectomies, is fake news

    Since the foundation is fake, really not sure about the rest.

    • Joe Gilbertson

      The story is not fake, it is based on videos produced by the hospital. Do you research next time.

      • Frank stetson

        Did the video say that they would take patients at 17 years of age. No it doesn’t. The age requirement was never 17, it was not changed recently to 18 as the story states, it has always been 18..

        They only take patients 18 years and older.

        At that point, I just didn’t feel like fact checking the rest of this. The foundation was rotten

        Perhaps you should double check before you accuse. You do this all the time and each time I show where you were wrong. This time it appears you didn’t even read what I wrote before you knee-jerked your reaction.

        Are you related to Alice, you seem overly protective. Or is she unable to respond because it would not be a cut and paste?

        • Frank stetson

          Besides, why are you spending time protecting Ellis? Shouldn’t you be writing you’re its a nothing burger affidavit story? Or maybe dumping on Karl Rove who is yelling guilty, guilty, guilty.

          You got asses to cover, son.

          I may need to catch the first 10 minutes of the tucker Carlson comedy hour tonight. This one ought to be good.

          Did you catch the line in the affidavit about everything being declassified? I think it was under the third redaction on page two.

        • H

          Not only is it fake news, the hospital staff received numerous death threats because of it.

          • Frank stetson

            Yeah, nothing like found in the fires during incendiary times.

            That’s why Alice not only pointing out a lady‘s name, but going out of her way to indicate “ look, here’s her picture,” seems a little bit less than what a journalist with integrity would do.

            I realize it’s not a very hard thing to find, her name is news necessary, but really, was it necessary to point out here’s what she looks like? I wonder what Alice’s point really was. Seems incendiary to me. But most importantly, it just seems unnecessary.

  2. B

    Since Trump came along, Republicans/conservatives have made it standard practice to “dox” anyone who disagrees with them. And the radical crazy MAGA Trump cult is happy to have someone they can attack.

    Anyone who Trump criticizes publicly gets death threats. A couple have gone after FBI and law enforcement because Trump complained about being targeted (for his many crimes) by the FBI. And the Children’s Hospital has already received death threats because of the incorrect assertion by anti-gay conservatives that they’re offering gender-affirming surgery to minors.

    All this article does is to paint a target on the back of a person who is serving the community.