A Yale professor proudly gushes that she was part of a program to help children as young as three on their ‘gender journey’.
Christy Olejeski, director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, said her team advises on whether young people should seek ‘medical intervention’.
She later boasted in the clip – which was posted on Yale Medicine’s YouTube page – that she ‘loves’ what she does.
The video sparked outrage online as she was warned to leave the children alone and others claimed it was child abuse.
Christy Olejeski is the director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program
In the footage, Olejeski explained how her mission was to ‘provide comprehensive family-centered care for children, adolescents and young adults questioning their assigned gender and/or seeking gender-affirming counseling’.
In the YouTube video, after being removed, Dr. Olejeski describes how she runs a program that helps three-year-olds on their ‘gender journey’.
She says: ‘I am the director of the Yale Gender Program, which is an interdisciplinary program working with gender-diverse individuals. [ages] 3 to 25 and their families.
‘We help people who question their gender identity or identify as transgender or non-binary, and we help them on their gender journey.’
The program website details how transgender surgeries are only available to those 18 and older.
There is no information on how youth hormones and puberty blockers may act.
She also explains how she leads the program providing guidance on ‘medical intervention’ and when such a process should be initiated.
‘I love what I do so it’s really, really wonderful to be able to work in this field and work with people who are gender diverse and get their support and help them on their gender journey.’
Yale School of Medicine’s program website details how transgender surgeries are only available to those 18 and older.
The idea that children without diapers decided to change gender was met with outrage on social media.
3-year-old children should not be made to change their gender! Leave them alone,’ tweeted director and producer Robbie Starbuck.
Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Dr. Kelly Ward tweeted, ‘Society has lost its marble.
‘Children’s memories are just starting to work at 3. Children think they are dinosaurs or dogs. There’s no ‘gender journey’ in 3, it’s child abuse,’ Hodge Twins comedy duo suggested on Twitter.
‘I really wish Kristy Olejewski would tell me how a 3-year-old can have a gender identity crisis. Kids those young have no clue or don’t even think about when was the last time you heard a 3 year old say I’m a girl but feel like a boy,” wrote Pat Cordia.
‘Does this Yale Gender Program clinical psychologist’s starry-eyed delight in working with 3-year-olds worry me as much as anyone else? What does real psychology say about this?’ Added another Twitter user.
DailyMail.com has contacted Dr Olejeski for comment on his programme.
The idea that children without diapers decided to change gender was met with outrage on social media
Boston Children’s Hospital warns staff under threat of death penalty amid online furor over false stories that doctors perform hysterectomies on children under 18 as part of transgender treatment.
A Boston hospital that prides itself on being ‘home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the United States’ says it has faced threats and false claims.
Boston Children’s Hospital has defended its Gender Multispecialty Services program, or GeMS, which it says provides gender-affirming care to ‘eligible adolescents and young adults.’
The hospital is accused of performing hysterectomies on minor children as part of that care, it says falsely.
Much of the controversy stems from accusations that right-wing social media sensation LibsofTikTok — who was doxed as Brooklyn real estate agent Chaya Rychik — offered such treatment at the hospital, yet publicly. Tweet.
The claims are based on videos from the hospital’s YouTube account that discuss medical care provided to transgender patients. The video was later removed.
The story gained traction among activists critical of gender-affirming care for minor children, even Stephen Miller, a former adviser to President Trump, who called it “monstrous.”
Podcaster David J. Harris called one video ‘pure evil’ and claimed it was a minor hysterectomy.
Activists Christopher Ruffo and Matt Walsh also criticized the hospital, with Walsh saying: ‘Every sane and decent person in the country should unite against it’.
According to Vice, posters on right-wing message boards have reportedly called for the ‘death penalty’ of doctors and even phone calls to hospitals.
Boston Children’s said in a statement to dailymail.com: ‘The comment and subsequent online attention was based on a false statement that Boston Children’s performs genital surgery on minors in connection with transgender care.
Boston Children’s Hospital ‘proud to be home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the United States’ says it has faced threats and false claims.
‘For hysterectomies and other genital surgeries performed as part of gender-affirming care, Boston Children’s requires the patient to be able to consent for themselves. Age 18 is used to reflect the standard age of majority for medical decision making. Boston Children’s does not perform genital surgery as part of gender confirmation care in patients under the age of 18.’
Several fact-checkers, including Politifact and Lead Stories, rejected the idea that they perform hysterectomies on children.
Miller asked at one point: ‘How does anyone involved in this still have a medical license?’
The video, however, does not suggest that the procedures are available to younger patients.
An employee confirmed to NBC News that the hospital has sent an email to employees that instructs them on how to respond to such threats.
The hospital’s statement continued: ‘We are deeply troubled by these attacks on our doctors and staff fueled by misinformation and a lack of understanding and respect for our transgender community.’
The Libs of TikTok eventually claimed the hospital’s denials were lies and said they had materials that allowed girls to undergo surgery as young as 17 on the substack post.
The account wrote: ‘Although I didn’t mention a specific age, Boston Children’s does indeed offer ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries to minors. After the videos went viral, they quietly updated their website. They changed the age requirement for vaginoplasty from 17 to 18 and added ‘We only perform gender-affirming hysterectomies in patients 18 years of age or older.’
The hospital responded to Rychick’s allegations in a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘For a surgical consultation, you must be 17 years old at the time of surgery and between 18 and 35 years old. We have updated it to reflect the protocols for practice, which we have always followed (no surgery on under 18s)’.
They added that Boston Children’s ‘requires’ patients to be competent for consent and that the law states that 18 years old is the standard age.
While trans activists have said Boston Children’s has been targeted in the past, Health Liberation Now’s Lee Leville said they were targeted for harassment in 2021 for providing ‘gender-affirming care’.
Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberla Clinic, also called the hospital’s treatment “a complete fringe of abuse.”
The FBI said earlier this year that hackers working for the Iranian government foiled a planned cyber attack on Boston Children’s.
The hospital itself has said that it is ‘proud’ to be the only hospital in the country to provide this kind of service.