Georgetown University’s School of Medicine is teaching its students to administer puberty blockers and hormone therapy to minors, an investigation by The Spectator reveals.
Medical students were told in a 2021 pre-clinical course that the “only way to help” many transgender people is to “‘fix’ their bodies” through medical intervention. The course also falsely claimed that puberty blockers are “fully reversible.”
Georgetown University did not return a request for comment.
First year medical students at Georgetown are required to take a course on Human Sexuality, which is part of a foundational block on the reproductive system. In an iteration of this course last year, students were greeted with a guest lecture on “Transgender Health Care” by Dr. David S. Reitman. Reitman is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, practices pediatric medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and runs the student health center at American University.
Presentation slides from Dr. Reitman’s lecture warned students that their patients suffering from gender dysphoria will likely attempt suicide if they do not treat them with puberty blockers, “gender-affirming hormone therapy” and surgical sex changes.
The slides spend a significant amount of time explaining how to identify and treat transgender children. Reitman claims that children may present signs of gender differences “as early as infancy” and suggests young children might be transgender if they express preferences for clothing, toys or hairstyles typically associated with the other sex….
The above comes from an Oct. 18 story in the Spectator.