WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — A Washington, D.C., children’s hospital is arguing it doesn’t do so-called “gender-affirming hysterectomies” on minors after staff-members were caught on tape saying they would perform the procedure on 16-year-olds and “younger kids.”
In an undercover audio recording published by Chaya Raichik, owner of the popular conservative social media account Libs of Tik Tok, employees of the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. affirmed the hospital would remove the female reproductive organs from a 16-year-old girl in order to make her appear more like a boy.
🚨BREAKING EXCLUSIVE REPORT🚨
.@ChildrensNatl admits in damning audio recording that they do “gender affirming” hysterectomies on minors including 16-year-olds and “younger kids”
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 25, 2022
The admissions came after Raichik “came across a page” on the hospital’s website stating the institution “treats young patients between the ages of 0 and 21 for gynecology care and gender-affirming medical treatments, including hysterectomies,” according to a Thursday Substack post.
Raichik then contacted the hospital claiming to be the mother of a 16-year-old daughter who was interested in the procedure, and asked whether the surgeons would perform the operation.
“It depends,” the hospital staffer told Raichik, according to the audio. “Each department is different,” she explained, adding that some “cut off at 18.”
“How old is your patient?” the employee asked.
After Raichik repeated that the child was sixteen, the staffer said, “Okay. Alright so they’re in the clear.”
The hospital employee then transferred Raichik to “surgery” to make an appointment.
According to the audio, a staff member in surgery backed up the first employee’s statements, going so far as to admit that the procedures, which involve the ripping out of a girl’s uterus, are done not only on 16-year-olds but on even “younger kids.”
The clinic staffer began by asking Raichik “what is your child’s gender changing to so I can point you in the right direction?”
“Well he transitioned to a male,” Raichik told the employee. “He already had the top surgery and now we’re looking for the hysterectomy,” she continued, reaffirming that the child in question was just sixteen and asking, “So they would do it for that age?”
“Yes,” the hospital staffer said.
In response, Raichik asked whether the hysterectomy was “a common procedure that you guys do for that age?”
“Yes, we have all different type of age groups that come in for that,” the employee said, confirming with Raichik multiple times that she was speaking about the “gender-affirming hysterectomy” procedure.
When asked “what’s the youngest age you would do it on,” the staffer said, “I’m not sure, but I’ve seen younger kids.”
“Due to HIPAA I’m not allowed to say that, but I have seen younger kids. Younger than your child’s age,” the staffer said, according to the recording.
Children’s National Hospital released a statement in response to the published audio, arguing it does not perform the procedure on girls younger than 18.
“We are aware of the audio circulating on Twitter,” the company said Thursday, going on to list “the facts.”
According to the statement, the hospital offers “the full spectrum of care” for its “LGBTQ+ patients and families,” but does “not provide gender-affirming surgery for anyone under the age of 18” or prescribe hormones for prepubescent children.
— Children’s National Hospital 🏥 (@ChildrensNatl) August 25, 2022
Libs of Tik Tok responded to the hospital’s tweet by asking why, in light of its statement, it removed content from its website that appeared state it provided “gender-affirming medical care” and “gender affirming hysterectom[ies]” to patients between the ages of 0 and 21.
On Saturday, Twitter reportedly locked Libs of Tik Tok’s account for alleged violations of the company’s guidelines.