(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) It was recently revealed that Planned Parenthood started “helping” teenagers to go through “gender transition” just after a 30-minute consultation, without parents’ consent.
The story was brought to light by a reporter from the Washington Free Beacon when he received the information from the parents of an 18-year-old autistic teenager who lives in New Jersey.
As it was discovered, Fred — a fake name that was chosen by his parents to protect his privacy — announced that he thought he was a “transgender woman” in December 2022 when he was 17 years old.
In late July of this year, when his parents were out of town, Fred, as an 18-year-old, went to PP to be prescribed hormones, since PP doesn’t require a letter from a therapist or a formal diagnosis of “gender” dysphoria. The only requirement from PP was to go through a brief consultation with a nurse practitioner about the drugs’ effects, which range from mood swings and male pattern baldness to permanent infertility.
After a little over 30 minutes, PP prescribed Fred a very dangerous drug without his parents’ knowledge or consent.
“It’s criminal what Planned Parenthoods all over the country are doing. And most people have no idea this is happening,” Fred’s mother said.
As a result, PP received a backlash, even from the people who were supposed to be on its side, like Laura Edwards-Leeper, a co-founder of the nation’s first pediatric “gender” clinic, at Boston Children’s Hospital.
“I have always been a very strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and am pro-choice. But they have taken on something that they are not equipped to handle,” she said, adding that the lack of gatekeeping is so bad that some of her patients received hormones from PP before coming to her for an assessment.
However, Edwards-Leeper was not the only person from the left who opposed what PP started doing.
“I’ve had patients desperate to get hormones where I’ve been the voice of caution. In some cases, they say, ‘I’ll just go to Planned Parenthood when I’m 18.’ Usually I can dissuade them but sometimes I can’t,” Erica Anderson, a former president of the US Professional Association for Transgender Health, said.