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The University of San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center (UCSF) is offering treatments through its transgender health center to children as young as two. Speaking on a promotional video to potential patients and their families, mental health director Diane Ehrensaft said that they “see children as young as two and as old as 25.” Ehrensaft describes her own child as “gender creative.”
“We support children and their families through their social, medical, and/or surgical transition,” says UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC) website.
The ushering of young children into trans medicine is done in the “absence of solid evidence” on the use of puberty-blocking drugs, hormones, and surgeries they administer to minors, they rely on the “opinions of innovators and thought leaders.” This was written in an editor’s note on 2016 guidelines on “Health considerations for gender non-conforming children and transgender adolescents” penned by Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy for UCSF.
Olson-Kennedy has actively worked to deplatform those who detransition from gender identity from having their stories told.
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