December 4, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Top Medical Center to Pause Transgender Surgeries on Minors After Backlash

A top medical center in Tennessee is pausing the removal of breasts and other procedures that it says were performed on transgender youth in recent years.
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) disclosed the pause in a letter to a state representative on Oct. 7.
VUMC doctors have performed breast removals and other surgeries for youth who think they’re a different gender, according to lectures given by VUMC doctors. Archived versions of the webpage for the VUMC “pediatric transgender clinic” says that puberty blockers and “gender-affirming therapy” are among the services offered.
The transgender clinic, which also services adults, has performed “gender-affirming surgical procedures” for an average of five minors per year since it started in 2018, Dr. C. Wright Pinson, deputy CEO, told state Republican Rep. Jason Zachary in the new letter….
Source: The Epoch Times