Boston Children’s Hospital Establishes Nation’s First Youth Gender Surgery Center; Critics Say ‘There Isn’t a Lot of Science Going On Here’

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Currents News Staff

One of the nation’s best hospitals, Boston Children’s Hospital, is now the first major pediatric hospital in the country to establish a gender surgery center.

According to their website, the center currently offers vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, chest reconstruction, breast augmentation, facial harmonization, and other gender affirmation surgeries to eligible patients.

All genital surgeries are only performed on patients 18 and up, but patients who want to pursue other surgeries could be as young as 15 if they meet eligibility requirements.

To talk more about this, we are joined by Dr. Patrick Lappert. Dr. Lappert is a plastic surgeon and member of the Catholic Medical Association, who’s also a Deacon in the Diocese of Birmingham.