A Harvard-affiliated children’s hospital has sparked outrage after claiming some babies know they are transgender ‘from the womb’.
In a now-deleted video, the Boston Children’s Hospital suggested an even larger number of minors know ‘as soon as they can talk’.
Critics toldthe claim was was not based on science and suggested medics at the clinic are unwilling to question children who are often vulnerable.
The hospital, part of the Harvard University medical system, also faces claims it rushed under-18s into life-altering sex change surgery.
In the clip posted to the Boston hospital’s official YouTube page in August, psychologist Dr Kerry McGregor explains the type of patients she sees.
She says: ‘So most of the patients we have in the clinic actually know their gender, usually around the age of puberty.
‘But a good portion of children do know as early as – seemingly – from the womb.
‘And they will usually express their gender identity as very young children, some as soon as they can talk… kids know very, very early.’
It comes as several states begin to clamp down on puberty blockers being prescribed to children. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has previously likened it to ‘child abuse’.