Vanderbilt University halts transgender surgeries for minors
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, announced it will suspend transgender surgeries on minors after the hospital received backlash for the controversial practice.
The hospital announced the pause on the procedures in a Friday letter to state Rep. Jason Zachary (R), saying it would conduct a review based on new recommendations.
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“We are pausing gender affirmation surgeries under 19, while we complete this review, which may take several months,” the letter said.
Please see Vanderbilt Medical’s response to the @tnhousegop.
VUMC has agreed to pause gender transition surgeries on minors as well as honor religious objectors. https://t.co/xXlbSaAOMS pic.twitter.com/4G8laJfQfY
— Rep. Jason Zachary (@JasonZacharyTN) October 7, 2022
The pause in “gender affirmation surgeries” comes after recordings surfaced of the procedure being promoted by the hospital and touted as a big moneymaker for the institution.
The revelations caused backlash from various individuals, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who said “using children for profit and political gain is deeply disturbing.”
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is not the only hospital to receive scurrility for its transgender surgeries for youth. Boston Children’s Hospital has been criticized for its programs and has been involved in a bomb threat hoax over the treatment.