Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 19, 2022 / 16:56 pm
After over a week of intense backlash, Boston Children’s Hospital removed language from their website that said the hospital’s youth gender program offered irreversible, sterilizing genital surgeries for patients as young as 17.
Until August 12, the hospital stated that to qualify for a vaginoplasty, patients must be “at least 17 years old.”
But after the hospital’s own videos describing these gender procedures went viral on social media, Boston Children’s removed the reference to 17-year-olds and updated their website to say patients must be 18 years of age to qualify.
The hospital also removed its entire playlist of videos featuring Boston surgeons describing the procedures on YouTube.