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Children's Hospital Staff Threatened After Transgender Treatment Claims

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said in a statement posted on Twitter.The hospital said the age of consent for the gender-affirming procedure is"Boston Children's does not—and will not—perform a hysterectomy as part of gender-affirming care on a patient under the age of 18," the hospital's statement said."In response to commentary last week critical of our Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) Program, Boston Children's Hospital has been the target of a large volume of hostile internet activity, phone calls, and harassing emails including threats of violence towards our clinicians and staff.

We are deeply concerned by these attacks on our clinicians and staff fueled by misinformation and a lack of understanding and respect for our transgender community."Th statement added: "We condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms, and we reject the false narratives upon which they are based."The hospital said it is working with law enforcement "to protect our clinicians, staff, patients, families, and the broader Boston Children's Hospital community and hold the offenders accountable."We will continue to take all appropriate measures to protect our people.

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