Backlash Causes Boston Children’s Hospital to Ditch Videos Promoting ‘Gender-Affirming Hysterectomies’ for Young Girls

Boston Children’s Hospital touted “gender-affirming hysterectomies” for young girls in a video unearthed by the popular Libs of TikTok account before scrubbing from YouTube.

The video featured Dr. Frances Grimstad of Boston Children’s Division of Gynecology explaining the different types of hysterectomies a girl could undergo.

“A gender-affirming hysterectomy is very similar to most hysterectomies that occur,” says Grimstad. “A hysterectomy itself is the removal of the uterus, the cervix — which is the opening of the uterus — and the fallopian tubes, which are attached to the sides of the uterus.”

Grimstad identified herself as an advocate of trans reproductive health in her Twitter biography, which also includes her preferred pronouns as she and her.

Here’s the video from Libs of TikTok:

The video was just one in a series offering explanations about other transgender-related operations such as vaginoplasty and facial feminization surgery.

“Some gender-affirming hysterectomies will also include the removal of the ovaries, but that’s technically a separate procedure called a bilateral oophorectomy, and not every gender-affirming hysterectomy includes that,” Grimstad continued. “People who are getting gender forming hysterectomies do not have to have their ovaries removed.”

The full video was made private after it was publicized and criticized by many on the right.

On the hospital’s website, they continued to take credit for being among the first to defend transgender rights through their Gender Multispecialty Service. 

As the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the United States, GeMS has long provided gender-affirming care. That care can come in several different forms: It can mean supporting kids who are exploring their gender identity, transitioning socially (for example, changing their pronouns, using an affirmed name, or modifying their clothing), or pursuing medical care.

The statement also criticized state laws classifying “gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth — such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy” as child abuse and promised the organization would continue to support transgender operations. 

Reporting by The Blaze.