Whistle Blowers, Please Help Us Save Our Kids!
This is an appeal from parents of kids caught up in gender ideology. If you have personal knowledge of inappropriate practices at gender clinics PLEASE consider whistle blowing. The more people that speak out, the sooner the atrocities of “gender medicine” can be stopped. Our children are being harmed, and they need you—please help!!! If you are in the position to be a whistleblower but aren’t sure how to begin, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to connect you with the right people to get your story out.
In recent days a brave whistle blower, Jamie Reed, has spoken out in her own name about the deeply disturbing practices being committed at the pediatric gender clinic in Missouri where she used to work. She aptly sums up her testimony with the comment; What’s happening to children is morally and medically appalling.
You can read her article in “The Free Press” here I Thought I Was Saving Trans Kids. Now I’m Blowing the Whistle, her letter to Missouri’s Attorney General here and her sworn affidavit here.
These shocking documents speak for themselves, but I have extracted a number of quotes below to give an idea of the contents. But they only scratch the surface. I urge you to read them in full.
I have decided to come forward to report serious concerns I have about the medical care being provided by the Center causing harm to patients and their families. This includes the rapid medicalization of children; poor assessments of mental health concerns prior to provision of gender altering treatment; medicalization of children without prior and adequate therapeutic treatment; lack of appropriate, informed written consent of parents and youth; and actual, permanent and irreversible harm and injury caused by the medical treatment provided at the Center.
During my time at the Center cases of questionable treatment and failure to adhere to the appropriate and applicable standard of care far outweighed the cases where clear positive outcomes were seen.
In addition to inappropriate medical treatment, Directors and primary care providers at the Center, …. during testimony before the Missouri Legislature, intentionally misrepresented what was occurring at the Center.
I was struck by the lack of formal protocols for treatment. The center’s physician co-directors were essentially the sole authority.
There was a team of about eight of us, and only one other person brought up the kinds of questions I had. Anyone who raised doubts ran the risk of being called a transphobe.
The girls who came to us had many comorbidities: depression, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, obesity. Many were diagnosed with autism, or had autism-like symptoms
To begin transitioning, the girls needed a letter of support from a therapist—usually one we recommended—who they had to see only once or twice for the green light. To make it more efficient for the therapists, we offered them a template for how to write a letter in support of transition. The next stop was a single visit to the endocrinologist for a testosterone prescription.
the center downplayed the negative consequences, and emphasized the need for transition….
During my time at the Center, I personally witnessed Center healthcare providers lie to the public and to parents of patients about the treatment, or lack of treatment, and the effects of treatment provided to children at the Center.
[when I expressed concerns] an administrator told us we had to “Get on board, or get out.”
Medical harm and injury I witnessed include vaginal lacerations that required surgical repair due to the testosterone’s damage to the vaginal tissues, liver injury due to medications being prescribed that are not within any standards of care (bicalutamide), mental health worsening after initiation of puberty blockers and cross sex hormones (including suicide attempts and increased hospitalizations), and harm to families.
Some examples [of patients with severe mental health issues] include:
Patient was in a residential sex offender treatment facility in state custody. Patient had previously sexually abused animals and had stated when they were released that they would do so again. There were questions about consistency of gender history. The Center did not treat this underlying condition, but instead started the patient on hormones.
Patient who has severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and had threatened to self-harm their genitals. The Patient did not have a trans or other incongruent gender identity. The patient was placed on hormones not even to treat any gender dysphoria but to chemically reduce libido and sexual arousal.
Patient had history of sexual abuse and notified the psychologist of this. It was even documented in the letter of support that the patient had concerns about the changes that testosterone would cause to their genitals. Instead of treating the underlying trauma the patient was started on testosterone.
In one case, a child came into the Center identifying as “blind,” even though the child could in fact see (after vision tests were performed). The child also identified as transgender. The Center dismissed the child’s assertion about blindness as a somatization disorder but uncritically accepted the child’s statement about gender and prescribed that child with drugs for medical transition without confirming the length or persistence of the condition. No concurrent mental health care was provided.
One patient came to the Center identifying as a “communist, attack helicopter, human, female, maybe non binary.” The child was in very poor mental health and early on reported that they had no idea their gender identity. Rather than treat the child for their serious mental health problems, the Center put the child on cross-sex hormones and ignored the child’s obvious mental health problems. The child subsequently reported that their mental health actually was worsening once they started the cross-sex hormones.
Children come into the clinic using pronouns of inanimate objects like “mushroom,” “rock,” or “helicopter.” Children come into the clinic saying they want hormones because they do not want to be gay. Children come in changing their identities on a day-to-day basis. Children come in under clear pressure by a parent to identify in a way inconsistent with the child’s actual identity. In all these cases, the doctors decide to issue puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones.
Doctors at the Center routinely pressured parents into “consenting” by pushing those parents, threatening them, and bullying them. A common tactic was for doctors to tell the parent of a child assigned female at birth, “You can either have a living son or a dead daughter.” The clinicians would tell parents of a child assigned male at birth, “You can either have a living daughter or dead son.” The clinicians would say this to parents in front of their children. That introduced the idea of suicide to the children. The suicide assertion was also based on false statistics. The clinicians would also malign any parent that was not on board with medicalizing their children. They would speak disparaging of those parents. I was present during the visits with many parents when this happened.
The Center was also intentionally blind about who had legal authority to consent. I wanted the Center to ask parents before the first visits about and request copies of custody agreements because custody agreements often spell out who among divorced parents must consent to medical procedures. I was told not to ask for custody agreements because “if we have the custody agreement, we have to follow it.”
[A] patient was brought to the Center at the age of 17 by a man who was not related to them yet with whom the patient had been living. They were started on hormones as soon as they turned 18. Patient’s mental health subsequently got worse and it was disclosed in an Emergency Department visit that the man that had brought them to the clinic had been sexually and physically abusing them. The medical transition treatment was not stopped and the Center provider did not require trauma therapy, mental health care or an assessment
Leor Sapir has produced an excellent Twitter thread:
As Americans begin to grapple with the calamity of what happened at Wash U's pediatric transgender clinic, a key question that arises is whether what Jamie Reed saw there is the exception or the rule. We have good reason to suspect it is, in fact, the rule. Here's why.
Leor explains why he thinks what Jamie Reed reports is likely to be the rule rather than the exception in gender clinics. I can give you another reason—we parents have seen this stuff happening everywhere. And it is not just in the US either—it is happening in multiple countries. Read through a few PITT pieces and you will see what I mean. Sadly, nothing in Jamie Reed’s testimony really surprises us. We have seen it all before. More disturbing information about the attitudes, belief systems and practices of 'gender clinicians' (in their own words) can be found in this PITT piece. The Messiah Complex.
But, because of the way parents are ignored and demonised, we need independent verification. We know whistle blowing can work—it was one of the things that led to the Tavistock clinic closure (see NHS to close Tavistock child gender identity clinic). So if you know something, PLEASE speak up now. The brutal, cruel monster of “gender medicine” needs to be stopped.