Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, is reportedly initiating an investigation into Texas Children’s Hospital over allegations that it has provided sex changes to minors in violation of state law.
Whistleblower documents alleged on Tuesday that the hospital provides transgender surgeries, cross-sex hormones, and puberty blockers to minors, despite having previously stated that it would discontinue providing these procedures.
In May, Paxton announced an investigation into the Dell Children’s Medical Center in Central Texas, following reports that the hospital provided sex change treatments to children as young as 8.
Bone development issues caused by puberty blockers in adolescents may increase their risk of fractures later in life. Additionally, cross-sex hormones can impact a patient’s fertility.
In 2022, the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), a prominent medical organization that provides guidance to numerous hospitals, removed all age restrictions from its recommendations for transgender operations on children.
In August 2021, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services determined that sex change surgeries on minors constituted child abuse.
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