Vanderbilt University temporarily suspends gender change operation for minors

Vanderbilt University Medical Center suspend all permanent “gender affirming surgery” for minors until further notice.

The International Medical Center waives all transgender surgeries for children who cannot be undone or canceled later in life, pending an internal review.

“On September 6, 2022, WPATH published a new version of its recommendations for healthcare professionals for the treatment of transgender people, known as SOC-8,” the university wrote in a statement. letter to lawmakers.

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The letter continued: “In light of these new recommendations, and as part of the completion of our internal clinical review of the SOC-8 guidelines in patients under 18, we will seek advice from local and national clinical experts. . We are suspending gender affirmation surgeries on patients under 18 while we complete this review, which may take several months. »

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The statement relates to appeals from Tennessee lawmakers to investigate the clinic following a report by Conservative activist Matt Walsh.

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Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and others called for an investigation after the September report, which claimed that VUMC “drugs, chemically castrates and performs double mastectomies on underage girls.”

The VUMC denied any wrongdoing in a statement to Fox News Digital at the time, saying it conducted all of its care “in accordance with state law and in accordance with professional practice standards.”

Vanderbilt University denied any involvement in the VUMC in a statement to Fox News.

A series of Vanderbilt staff videos emerged in September showing the medical center’s discussions of the practices, which were offered to both children and adults.

Assistant Professor Dr. Shayne Taylor can be heard in a 2018 video apparently discussing “cutting edge surgery”.

“Some of our finance officers at VUMC in October 2016 reduced some of the costs from the money that we think every patient would bring in. And that only includes the top surgery, that doesn’t include the bottom surgery, and that is a lot of money,” Taylor said in the video.

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