An employee at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest healthcare providers on the West Coast, reached out to us after she was mandated to take a new staff training on “gender affirming care.” The employee, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of losing her job, was horrified that a healthcare facility would be promoting the mutilation and castration of children.
Let’s take a deep dive into what Kaiser is teaching their staff about children transitioning. First, the learning objections state that employees should be able to “explain the importance of gender affirming care to patients.” Doctors need to be able to explain to teenagers why it’s so important to get their breasts chopped off! Makes complete sense.
Next, providers employed by KP are required to watch a forty-five minute course featuring a series of videos about Transgender and Gender Diverse care.
In the training video, a young boy who now identifies as a girl, discusses how he always knew he was a boy from age 4. Another individual, now an adult identifying as a man, says she knew she was trans at age 3.