Gov wants investigation of transgender clinic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Vanderbilt University Medical Center is nether occurrence connected societal media and successful the governmental arena aft a blimpish commentator made disputed claims regarding its transgender wellness clinic.

Matt Walsh, a columnist with the Daily Wire, tweeted this week the session “chemically castrates minors,” arsenic good arsenic different claims infirmary administrators said are false.

BREAKING: My squad and I person been investigating the transgender session astatine Vanderbilt present successful Nashville. Vanderbilt drugs, chemically castrates, and performs treble mastectomies connected minors. But it gets worse. Here is what we found. Let's commencement astatine the beginning.

— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 20, 2022

“My squad and I person been investigating the transgender session astatine Vanderbilt present successful Nashville,” Walsh’s tweet says. “Vanderbilt drugs, chemically castrates, and performs treble mastectomies connected minors … They present castrate, sterilize, and mutilate minors arsenic good arsenic adults, portion seemingly taking steps to fell this enactment from nationalist view.”

In a connection successful effect to the allegations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) said Walsh’s societal media posts “misrepresent facts.”

“(VUMC) is present the taxable of societal media posts and a video that misrepresent facts astir the attraction the Medical Center provides to transgender patients,” the connection said. “VUMC began its Transgender Health Clinic due to the fact that transgender individuals are a high-risk colonisation for intelligence and carnal wellness issues and person been consistently underserved by the U.S. wellness system.”

VUMC requires parental consent to dainty a insignificant diligent who is to beryllium seen for issues related to transgender attraction and “never refuses parental engagement successful the attraction of transgender younker who are nether property 18,” according to the statement.

“Our policies let employees to diminution to enactment successful attraction they find morally objectionable, and bash not licence favoritism against employees who take to bash so,” VUMC said. “This includes employees whose idiosyncratic oregon spiritual beliefs bash not enactment gender-affirming attraction for transgender persons.”

Despite Vanderbilt disputing the claims made by Walsh, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said successful a connection the claims are worthy investigating.

“The ‘pediatric transgender clinic’ astatine Vanderbilt University Medical Center raises superior moral, ethical and ineligible concerns,” Lee said successful the statement. “We should not let permanent, life-altering decisions that wounded children oregon policies that suppress spiritual liberties, each for the intent of fiscal gain. We person to support Tennessee children, and this warrants a thorough investigation.”

Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti besides responded to the claims, stating helium would usage his authorization to investigate.

“We are alert of allegations of amerciable behaviour astatine the Clinic for Transgender Health astatine Vanderbilt University Medical Center,” Skrmetti’s bureau said successful a statement. “General Skrmetti volition usage the afloat scope of his authorization to guarantee compliance with Tennessee law.”

VUMC maintains its session is successful compliance with authorities law.

“We person been and volition proceed to beryllium committed to providing family-centered attraction to each adolescents successful compliance with authorities instrumentality and successful enactment with nonrecreational signifier standards and guidance established by aesculapian specialty societies,” VUMC said.

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