California hospital offers puberty blockers, sex hormones to children as young as age 3: 'Fully reversible'
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The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) children’s hospital is offering puberty blockers and sex hormones to patients as young as age 3, making the claim that all treatments are "fully reversible."
UCSF's Child and Adolescent Gender Center "offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive kids," according to its website.
"We bring together experts from within as well as outside UCSF to promote gender health and support positive outcomes for children and adolescents exploring gender identity and expression."
The center accepts new patients ages 3 through 17, but patients may continue to receive care through age 25.
Through its program housed within the UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, the center says it is able to "offer the most advanced medical care" through various treatment options.
"For other patients, if appropriate, our experts may administer gender-affirming sex hormones."
TITLE IX'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: DEBATE OVER TRANSGENDER ATHLETES RAGESThe center adds the caveat that "exceptions may be made while maintaining UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals' mission and prioritizing social justice and health equity."
There are four locations in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Mateo, Oakland and San Ramon.
Despite the center claiming treatments are fully reversible, UCSF’s Transgender Care page admits that care for children categorized as "transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth" lacks solid evidence in some facets and even "lends itself to controversy among professionals."
"Gender-affirming care for transgender youth is a young and rapidly evolving field.
Fox News Digital reached out to UCSF Health for comment Thursday.