Children’s Hospital Halts Sex Change Surgeries On Adults, Scrubs Site Of References To ‘Gender Affirming Care’

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Children’s Hospital Colorado has stopped performing sex change surgeries on patients over 18, but will still assist with referrals, The Denver Post reports.

Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Fowler reportedly said they never performed sex change surgeries on patients younger than 18, but patients can still receive puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones at the facility, according to The Denver Post. (RELATED: It’s Time To Save American Children From Medical Experimentation)

A Denver woman was reportedly hoping her child, who identifies as a boy, would be able to get a mastectomy before going to college, the outlet noted. The parent then found out the procedure could be pushed back.

“I think he’s going to be very disappointed,” she said. “He was so looking forward to this.”

The hospital has also scrubbed its website of mention of “gender-affirming care” after receiving online harassment, per The Denver Post.

“Children’s hospitals across the country have been directly threatened as a result of the gender-affirming care provided in their institutions,” Fowler said. “We have taken steps as an organization to protect the safety of our team members, patients and families.”

A spokeswoman for Children’s Hospital Colorado did not respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment by publishing time.

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital told the Daily Caller in September it would stop performing “certain gender medicine services” on minors after the state legislature’s Conference Committee approved a bill restricting their ability to perform sex changes on minors.

Hospitals and medical centers exposed for performing transgender operations on gender-dysphoric minors have rushed to memory-hole publicly available information on their websites. The trend has occurred as backlash intensifies against these hospitals for performing sex change surgeries on kids. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Children’s National Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital have edited or deleted portions of their website after reports.