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Project Veritas Releases ‘Disturbing’ Undercover Footage From Gender Clinics Offering Advice For Children

"How young is #TooYoung?"

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Investigative journalist group Project Veritas on Wednesday released Part 1 of its series on the practices of gender clinics in the U.S., obtained via undercover video.

Medical professionals appear to admit to treating children as young as eight years old for gender confusion they claim is transgenderism, recommending life-altering puberty blockers for a 10-year-old, and cross-sex hormones for minors as young as 14.

“We do have patients who are starting [transition] as young as eight, nine [years old],” says Nora Scott, a licensed social worker at Austin-based Dell Children’s Medical Center, Project Veritas reports.

In the same video, the undercover journalists asking about the gender transition of a hypothetical 10-year-old are eventually directed to Dr. John Steever at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in New York City.

Steever says he follows the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) guidelines and tells the journalists, “The way to go at this age — age 10 — would be something like a puberty blocker,” adding that the drug “really stops puberty pretty quickly so that no further development of the secondary sexual characteristics happen. So, things like, there’s no real chest development. There’s no menstruation. Things like that.”

“When you then get to age 14 is when I’ll consider some, you know, cross-gender hormones,” Steever continues. “Fourteen is a reasonable age. Most kids are mature enough to make a relatively informed decision.”

“Cross-gender hormones, testosterone in this case, you know, do have some permanent effects. So, I need the patient to be a little — to be mature enough to make a relatively informed decision,” the medical professional says. “I get it, that there are some 14-year-olds that are not, you know, mature — but generally speaking, they are usually pretty good.”

The video is framed to focus on the question, “How young is too young,” when it comes to this so-called treatment?

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The group also focuses on a woman named Prisha Mosley, who says she was pressured into transitioning by medical professionals who suggested she would end up dead if she didn’t take the action they recommended.

“They [doctors] said it was transition or suicide,” Mosley told Project Veritas. “Like, I was given no choice. I was told, ‘You will kill yourself if you don’t go through with these treatments.’”

Mosley is, of course, not alone in feeling transition regret. A teenager named Layla Jane, for example, is suing a health care company and the doctors who put her on controversial puberty-blocking drugs at age 12 and removed her healthy breasts in a double-mastectomy surgery when she was just 13 years old, accusing them of “intentional fraud and concealment.”

Layla claims in a letter of intent to sue that she was rushed into the life-altering medical services while she and her family were not properly informed of risks and other vital information, such as the rate of desistance for childhood gender dysphoria.

Chloe Cole, another detransitioned 18-year-old woman, announced in February the first official lawsuit in the U.S. against the same health care group, which, too, facilitated her medical gender transition as a minor.

Detransitioner Helena Kerschner has said that when she was 15-years-old, “lonely,” and dissatisfied with her body, she got “sucked into gender ideology online.”

“My school encouraged me and I was easily prescribed a high dose of testosterone at 18, and it was very damaging,” she said online last year, using the hashtag “DetransAwareness Day,” adding, “This is not rare.”

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