NORTH TEXAS — The latest chapter in the years-long fight to protect Texas children from mutilation occurred late last week in Dallas.
On Friday, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and the UT Southwestern Medical Center quietly ended their joint “GENECIS” program—a controversial clinic within the hospital involved in administering disfiguring cross-sex hormones and puberty blocker drugs to minors.
The clinic was partially exposed through the nationally known child abuse case of James Younger, a 9-year-old Dallas area boy whose mother told him he was a girl and wanted to force him—against his father’s wishes—to take sterilizing drugs and eventually be castrated.
The clinic was also the subject of recent protests by pro-family activists in North Texas.
Texas Scorecard frequently reported on the statewide child mutilation issue over the past year, detailing the story of James, the outcries of parents across the state, the vote of nearly 2 million Republican primary voters to ban the barbaric medical practices, and the legislative saga where state lawmakers and Gov. Greg Abbott have repeatedly refused to outlaw the operations.
Regarding the GENECIS clinic, hospital officials at the North Texas centers will still continue their work—but they’ll now be hidden in the shadows of the various pediatric departments rather than exposed in an official public program.
“The choice to remove branding for this care offers a more private, insulated experience for patients and their families,” UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical officials said in a joint statement.
“Pediatric endocrinology, psychiatry and adolescent and young adult care coordinated through this program are now managed and coordinated through each specialty department,” the statement read. “We do not anticipate any interruption of care or services for our existing patients who already receive care with these specialty teams.”
The hospital officials also said they would send new child patients
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