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Medical associations seek federal clampdown on investigation of gender surgery

October 05, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Three of America’s most influential medical organizations have asked the Biden administration to investigate and prosecute journalists and bloggers who are reporting on hospitals that perform gender-altering surgery on children.

The American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Children’s Hospital Association called upon Attorney General Merrick Garland to address what they termed “targeting individual physicians and hospitals, resulting in a rapid escalation of threats, harassment, and disruption of care across multiple jurisdictions.”

Reports on the potential negative effects of irreversible surgery, and the efforts of hospitals to promote it, have prompted public protests at some institutions, such as Boston Children’s Hospital, which has become a leader in the lucrative business.

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Oct. 07, 2022 7:03 PM ET USA

    Thank you for this important piece. But please avoid using the term "gender-altering" surgeries. Appearances can be altered -- gender cannot be. While I appreciate and support your refusal to use the preferred Orwellian term "gender-AFFIRMING" surgeries, we should insist on using the term "gender-DENYING" surgery, because that's in fact what it is.