"Transgender" Toddlers Treated at Duke, UNC, and ECU
Top medical schools in the state are now transitioning toddlers and training future primary care doctors on how to engage in the experimental treatment.
Duke Medicine opened its Gender Clinic in 2015 to offer a wide variety of services under one roof. The clinic treats children as young as two for gender dysphoria.
Dr. Deanna Adkins, a transgender activist who runs the clinic, said this about her toddler trans patients in an interview with the Charlotte Observer in 2016:
“They are not old enough to consciously just choose to do that. … It is not a choice in any of my patients. It’s really an unpleasant thing to have going on in your body to feel that distress about yourself. I can’t imagine anyone who would choose to do that.”
In her expert declaration to a federal district court in North Carolina concerning H.B. 2 Adkins stated, “From a medical perspective, the appropriate determinant of sex is gender identity.”