Opponents of the Vulnerable Child Protection Act claim puberty-blocking hormones, cross-sex
hormones, and so called “gender affirming” surgeries, are not being administered to minors
because this is prohibited by the Standards of Care of the World Professional Association for
Transgender Health (“WPATH”). This claim is false.

A gender therapist with the Kaiser Permanente healthcare organization in Oakland,
California admits: “In terms of masculinizing top surgery, I think 12 is the youngest who’s
had surgery through our program . . . .”.17

A gender therapist with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, admitted that
vaginoplasties are performed on children as young as 16.28

Mastectomies have been officially reported on girls as young as 12 and are becoming
commonplace in girls ages 14 through 18