(Headline USA) Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced this week that his office has launched an investigation into a state gender clinic following a bombshell whistleblower report from a former staffer in the clinic.
Bailey said he would be looking into allegations made against the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, adding that he has received sworn testimony from Jamie Reed, a former case manager at the clinic. The state Social Services Department, a state licensing agency, and Washington University are also investigating the clinic.
In an article for the Free Press this week, Reed came forward about her experience at the gender clinic, accusing its doctors and therapists of fast-tracking confused children toward transition and using experimental hormone drugs on them.
In her affidavit to Bailey, Reed said she worked with young patients with severe mental health issues who became permanent patients as a result of the experimental treatments the clinic gave them. One minor, for example, underwent a double mastectomy and came back a few months later saying she “wanted her breasts back.” Another young child was prescribed a drug used to treat metastatic prostate cancer and developed liver toxicity as a result, she said.
“I took the job because I support trans rights and firmly believed I would be able to provide good care for children at the Center who are appropriate candidates to be receiving medical transition,” Reed wrote in the affidavit. “Instead, I witnessed the Center cause permanent harm to many of the patients.”
Bailey called Reed’s testimony “disturbing.”
“We take this evidence seriously and are thoroughly investigating to make sure children are not harmed by individuals who may be more concerned with a radical social agenda than the health of children,” Bailey said.
In a statement, Washington University said they were also “alarmed by the allegations reported in the article” and are “looking into the situation to ascertain the facts.”