The prestigious Vanderbilt University has suspended gender altering surgeries at its medical center after outrage over claims the hospital ‘chemically castrates’ minors for financial gain.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center [VUMC] confirmed it was freezing all ‘gender affirmation surgery’ on underage patients pending a review of their processes, in response to calls from Tennessee lawmaker to investigate the hospital.
VUMC came under fire last month after conservative activist Matt Walsh released a 2018 video showing Dr. Shayne Taylor – an LGBTQ specialist at the hospital – touting the lucrative financial business of performing transgender surgeries.
‘Some of our VUMC financial folks in October of 2016 put down some costs of how much money we think each patient would bring in,’ Taylor can be heard saying. ‘And this is only including top surgery, this isn’t including any bottom surgery, and it’s a lot of money.’
Walsh also sent a report following his own investigation into VUMC’s trans program which found the hospital ‘drugs, chemically castrates and performs double mastectomies on minors.’