Boston Children’s Hospital’s infamous “Gender Clinic” reorganizes its website to hide what it’s really doing to children.

Apparently reacting to public outrage.

MassResistance led the effort to expose the gruesome details.

Also at BCH Gender Clinic: Another macabre transgender research project.

Public pressure needs to continue!

May 6, 2024
ALT TEXT This page on Boston Children's Hospital's website was quietly taken down as outrage over these gruesome "medical" procedures on children has grown.

The infamous “Gender Clinic” at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), which opened in 2007, was the first major medical facility in America providing “gender” procedures for children. Since then, it has been the model for similar major hospitals around the world.

The BCH Gender Clinic site previously included descriptions of most of its surgical “gender” procedures, the names of the doctors involved, and even videos of its staff explaining how they diagnosed and treated the bodies and minds of children and teenagers. But that has changed recently. The site has recently become an irrational, deceptive maze.

MassResistance raised awareness

MassResistance began raising awareness of this clinic almost immediately after it opened. In 2007, we did a segment on our MassResistance radio show on its puberty blocking treatments for young children. We were featured on Fox News in 2008 exposing the clinic to the country. At that time the public was just beginning to address this outrage.

Still today, the mainstream media recognizes BCH as a great institution, despite the harm inflicted on “transgender” children.

Despite all the outrage over these ghastly procedures being done on children, US News and World Report named BCH as one of the "Best Children's Hospitals" - which BCH advertises widely.

In April 2023 we released our detailed 70-page report on all the Gender Clinic programs at Boston Children’s Hospital. It was shocking to read, and we received feedback from around the country. As more people have become aware of what BCH and other hospitals are doing to children, the outrage across the country has increased tremendously.

The fraud of “transgender health” being exposed

Recently, two major reports have been published that are exposing the fraud of “transgender health." The exposé on WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health – the organization cited for “standards” on “gender” procedures), and more recently the Cass Review out of Britain, are opening eyes around the world, and should help to get these treatment programs shut down.

Yet the BCH Gender Clinic proceeds as if nothing has changed! (It also continues to brag about being a strong ally of the LGBTQ "community.")

ALT TEXT BCH staff and administrators cheer as transgender flag (center top) is about to be raised in front of the hospital building.

Changing their website – to hide their horrible activities

Nevertheless, the public’s increasing alarm over the past year seems to have rung a bell at BCH.

Sometime in the fall of 2023 (not long after our report), BCH changed much of its Gender Clinic website. We have compared the new version to the old pages. The new pages seem purposely poorly organized and vague, lacking detail and information that was previously clearer. The strategy seems to be to make the clinic’s activities even less transparent to the public and media than they were a year ago.

These changes include:

As noted above, the changes also include replacing detailed descriptions with vague references (or none at all):

  1. Metoidioplasty: Surgically creating a small pseudo-penis on a female using skin from her genital tissue, and realigning the urethra. It is performed after the clitoris has been enlarged through the use of testosterone therapy.
  2. Phalloplasty: Surgically creating a pseudo-penis on a female using skin from other parts of her body. In this procedure, surgeons harvest one or more "flaps" of skin and other tissues from a donor site on her body (usually the forearm or thigh) and use it to form a pseudo-penis, and realign the urethra. Serious complications are common.
  3. Vaginoplasty: Surgically creating a pseudo-vagina in a male after removing his penis and scrotum. Vaginoplasty requires a lifetime commitment to aftercare, because men who have a vaginoplasty will have to painfully dilate their “vagina” regularly to keep it open. Serious complications are common. (In earlier years, the hospital said the earliest age this could be done was 17, later changing that to 18.)

Incredibly, Boston Children’s Hospital refers to many of these procedures as “transgender reproductive health.” This is illogical because those procedures in fact cause permanent sterility.

BCH website is silent on puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones

The gender clinic continues its silence on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Although those are both standard parts of transgender “medicine,” BCH has never included descriptions of them on its website that we could find.

BCH is still aggressively pushing “transgender medicine”

Despite the fact that BCH is hiding most of its harmful procedures from the public, it still stands up for the ghoulish concept of “gender-affirming health care” for children and young adults. They still claim – without providing any documentation – that their practices are “grounded in scientific evidence.” This is laughable, especially in light of the recent “WPATH Files” and “Cass Review.”

Still prominent on the BCH site is this description:

At Boston Children’s, we are proud to be home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the United States, the Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS), which has cared for more than 1,000 families to date. We believe in a gender-affirmative model of care, which supports transgender and gender diverse youth in the gender in which they identify. This is a standard of care grounded in scientific evidence, demonstrating its benefits to the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse youth. In addition to supporting our patients and families, we stand with our colleagues who may identify as transgender or gender diverse, those who provide care to transgender youth and who are allies to the transgender community.

The proposed bans on medical care, sports participation and other legislation aiming to restrict the rights of transgender and gender diverse youth are in direct opposition to our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity, as well as the standard of care that we live by. Here in Massachusetts, we have been fortunate—there has not yet been movement on any of these initiatives. You may recall that in 2016, Massachusetts voters upheld legislation designed to protect the rights of transgender residents in public accommodations. Boston Children’s was proud to be part of the coalition that worked in support of that ballot question. [bold added]

BCH believes its controversial practices cannot be challenged. The hospital is protected by the Massachusetts “transgender rights” law (2016) covering public accommodations.

Further protecting BCH is an absurd law passed in 2022 that criminalizes legal challenges filed against the hospital for its “gender affirming” services. Anyone from out of state who would dare to bring a lawsuit for medical malpractice could be charged with “abusive litigation”!  This law needs to be challenged by a detransitioner or other patient harmed by the clinic.

Another outrageous discovery on the hospital’s website

As we tried to make sense of the gender clinic’s redesigned web pages, we came across an unbelievable outrage. One of the doctors at the gender clinic (seen in this video) has used the hospital’s facilities to conduct (NIH-funded) research on a device to aid female-to-male patients who have had phalloplasties (fake penises created from other skin) to have “erections” during intercourse. (Since a female-to-male’s pseudo-penis is non-functional sexually, it remains flaccid.)

The official description of the clinical trial on the BCH website describes it in gruesome detail.

The “principal investigator” of this research is Dr. Elizabeth Boskey (who appears to be a man). In the undated video below (now removed from the BCH website) Dr. Boskey talks about “gender affirming surgeries” – and cites standards from the discredited transgender health promoter WPATH.

BCH VIDEO: Who is eligible for surgical "transitions"? - featuring Dr. Elizabeth Boskey (48 sec)

Final thoughts

By any commonsense measure, all of this is medical quackery that would be challenged in any other context. But gender ideology has taken a cult-like hold on many of our institutions. And a lot of money is being made on the backs of the many children being irreparably harmed.

Most disturbing, Boston Children’s Hospital’s beliefs in “gender affirming health care” are not even considered extremist or an outlier in the medical profession. They are still considered mainstream by the medical establishment in the United States and much of the world. The major medical societies, such as the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Endocrine Society caved in years ago to these bizarre ideas (as a result of pressure and intimidation, not actual scientific inquiry), and still openly accept and promote them.

But the tide is turning. The claim that these treatments are “grounded in scientific evidence” is being exposed as nonsense, as revealed beyond dispute in the recent exposé on WPATH (the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, an organization BCH refers to as authoritative). Furthermore, the recent Cass Review out of Britain is calling for a re-examination of gender treatments and can’t be ignored.

How much longer can the Gender Clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital go unchallenged?

ALT TEXT BCH staff during Boston Gay Pride parade - from their "LGBTQ allies" video.
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