The CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital reportedly assured employees the hospital “won’t back down” after receiving backlash for performing mutilating transgender surgeries on minors, according to a statement obtained by independent journalist Chris Elston.
In an update reportedly sent to employees, BCH President and CEO Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D., said the hospital reaffirms its “long-standing commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and to health equity and inclusion.”
“Today, we are living in a highly polarized environment that creates unique challenges,” Churchwell reportedly said, highlighting the work undertaken by the hospital’s Gender Multispecialty Service (GeMS) which works with patients from ages 3 to 25.
“Time and time again, we’ve seen those with a specific agenda seek to discredit those they disagree with by spreading false information with the intent to mislead,” he said, according to the screenshot. Read more…