Boston Children's Hospital says staff threatened due to transgender procedure 'misinformation'
BOSTON – Boston Children's Hospital says staff members have been inundated with threats because of what they call "misinformation" about their treatment of transgender patients.
In a statement, the hospital said Tuesday that an article online falsely claims doctors are performing hysterectomies on minors.
The age of consent for that gender-affirming procedure is 18.
"We condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms, and we reject the false narratives upon which they are based," the hospital said. "We are working with law enforcement to protect our clinicians, staff, patients, families, and the broader Boston Children's Hospital community and hold the offenders accountable. We will continue to take all appropriate measures to protect our people."
Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said that the threats would be taken seriously. "Today's news about the alleged threats directed at Boston Children's Hospital transgender health program is disturbing to say the least. Children deserve an opportunity to thrive and grow as their own authentic selves. Parents/guardians and health care providers who support them in that journey should be allowed to do so free of threats and harassment. I want to make it clear that the Department of Justice will ensure equal protection of transgender people under the law," she said in a statement.
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