Vanderbilt Health Is Gender-Bending Tennessee Minors Without Parental Consent

Vanderbilt Health Is Gender-Bending Tennessee Minors Without Parental Consent BY: LANDON STARBUCK for The Federalist

When patients turn 13, they can hide their health records and schedule private appointments with doctors who can begin the process of gender transition.

My nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from exploitation and fighting trafficking, Freedom Forever, has been investigating the alarming truth of what’s happening at Vanderbilt Health, including Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Transgender Clinics. It appears that destructive California policies have officially made their way to Tennessee.

We discovered that Vanderbilt Health started implementing what parents have called a “mature minor” doctrine starting in 2021. Parents told us this policy allows minors, starting at age 13, to effectively take full control of their medical decisions while keeping parents in the dark.

To greet you at some of these offices you’ll see a sign warning you, “Parents of Pre-Teens Be Aware” followed by, “When your 12-year-old turns 13 you will lose access to your My Vanderbilt account. You and your teen must present yourself to the front desk with your ID and fill out a MHAV 13-17 Form to retain access.”

After this, parents report that their kids can make their own medical decisions, hide their health records, and schedule private one-on-one appointments with doctors who can begin the process of gender transition treatment without parental consent once they turn 13.

So-called “mature minor” doctrines around the country have led to dangerous drugs being prescribed without parents knowing about it and even procedures being performed without their knowledge. Once in the room with a doctor, your teen will see a sign notifying them that “We provide medical chaperones for all sensitive procedures” and assurance that “We’ll talk with you about this.”

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