Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United States

Texas Youth Gender Clinic Closed Last Year Under Political Pressure

Some parents were angered by that explanation.

“That doesn’t explain an awful lot of what they’ve done,” said one mother of a transgender teenager in Dallas, who requested that only her first name, Holly, be used to protect her family’s privacy. Holly’s son had received counseling and testosterone treatments from the clinic since 2018, she said, and she hopes he will continue to be seen by his existing providers at Children’s Medical Center.

“He has been seen. We’ll see if that continues,” she said. “I’m concerned that it won’t.”

Andy Hackett, a 19-year-old college student who started going to Genecis three years ago, said the clinic’s expert providers not only gave him testosterone treatments and emotional support, but also helped to reassure his parents, who were worried about the medications.

Restricting medical support for trans adolescents won’t make their needs go away, he said. “The mind-set almost feels like, if you take away the resources then kids will stop being queer,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean there’s going to stop being trans kids.”

Genecis’ closing was the beginning of a wave of changes related to transgender adolescent care in Texas. Last week, in response to the attorney general’s determination that hormone therapies for transgender adolescents could constitute child abuse, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, a private nonprofit institution, stopped providing the treatments.

And in recent weeks, the U.T. administration has also tried to excise transgender health from its medical school’s curriculum.

In February, university leaders asked the instructors of a two-week elective course on transgender health to remove all mentions of the words “transgender” or “gender dysphoria” from the syllabus and course description, according to emails reviewed by The Times. The class title was changed from “Adolescent and Young Adult Transgender Care” to “Multidisciplinary Care of Diverse Youth.”

Then last week, after the governor’s order to investigate transgender medical care for adolescents as child abuse, the university decided to stop offering the medical school elective course altogether, according to two people involved in the class. The course was reinstated on Monday, after inquiries from The Times, and reverted to its original title.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


President Biden will meet with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in person to coordinate efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Ian, the White House announced...


President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Tuesday morning to “underscore” that the United States “will never recognize”...

United States

The House Majority PAC, the outside spending group linked to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, raised more than $36 million in September and nearly $55 million...


Welcome to Fox News’ Election Brief, a newsletter with the latest updates from the 2022 midterm elections campaign trail. Subscribe now to get Fox...

United States

National Republicans quickly began to close ranks on Tuesday behind Herschel Walker, the party’s embattled nominee for Senate in Georgia, a day after a...


The Biden administration is working on a “national strategy” for establishing diversity, equity and inclusion policies for the government that officials hope can be...


German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Tuesday the topic of reparations for the wartime occupation of Poland is “closed from the perspective of the...


Republican Senate nominee in Georgia Herschel Walker denies a claim that 13 years ago he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion. “It is a flat-out...