Former Employee Exposes Troubling Practices At Children’s Trans Clinic

A former case manager at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital transgender clinic has come forward with serious allegations regarding the clinic’s treatment of children seeking gender transition. Jamie Reed revealed that the clinic would swiftly prescribe cross-gender hormones to minors as soon as they identified as nonbinary, without conducting adequate psychiatric evaluations.

This revelation came as Reed appeared on the podcast Triggernometry to discuss her experiences at the clinic. When asked about the process for a 12-year-old nonbinary child, she explained that while she would advise parents to seek therapy for their child initially, the clinic’s practices often bypassed this step. 

Instead, they referred patients to therapists who would unquestioningly affirm their gender identity. Consequently, after only a couple of visits with the therapist, children would be sent back to the clinic to begin the process of obtaining hormones.

“So three days ago my daughter says, ‘I think I’m nonbinary’ because she saw on social media, let’s say. I bring her to you, you send us to a therapist, therapist sees her a couple of times, sends us back to you in order to see a doctor to prescribe hormones?” host Konstantin Kisin quizzed to get a proper idea of the situation at the clinic. 

Reed answered, “Potentially, yes” to Kisin’s shock.

Reed’s concerns extend beyond the hasty prescription of hormones, as she alleged that the clinic failed to adequately inform patients and parents about the potentially harmful side effects associated with cross-gender hormones and puberty blockers which mostly come as implants. 

“But one of the things we were starting to see was that some of the kids put on the puberty blockers mental health was getting worse when they started the blocker,” she stated, pointing out that the outcome goes against the narrative that the treatments make people feel better.

Furthermore, she revealed that parental rights were undermined. According to her, in cases where both parents did not agree on the issue, the clinic favored those who advocated for gender transition over those who approached the matter more cautiously.

Highlighting the importance of a cautious approach, a study conducted in 2021 found that a significant percentage of boys who suffered from gender dysphoria – 87.8% – eventually became comfortable with their biological sex as they matured.

However, when doctors offer puberty blockers, which are often presented to kids as a reversible way to delay puberty till they figure out if they want to be treated with cross-gender hormones, patients are more likely to proceed to hormone therapies and surgeries.

Aside from the snare that they are, there are concerns that puberty blockers are counter-productive as they essentially halt an important stage in a child’s life that leads to the resolution of gender dysphoria – puberty.

The use of puberty blockers has also been associated with several health side effects, such as issues with bone development in children and an increased risk of fractures.

Equally alarming are the potential long-term consequences of cross-gender hormones, as health experts have warned that these hormones are associated with a range of health issues including cancer, heart attacks, strokes, liver damage, diabetes and high blood pressure. Studies also show that the combination of puberty blockers and cross-gender hormones can cause infertility.