A Kaiser Permanente hospital employee revealed a diversity, equity and inclusion training video that introduced the concept of children as young as three and four identifying as transgender.
The employee, who reportedly requested anonymity to avoid being fired, was “horrified” and shared the information with the Libs of TikTok social media account Wednesday, according to a Fox News report.
The DEI training required medical staff to view a video that included children claiming they knew they were transgender at ages three and four.
“Many transgender people have ALWAYS known their true gender,” the video claims, according to the Fox report.
“My name is Rose,” one child featured in the video said. “I’m a transgender girl. I was born a boy, but I always knew that I was a girl.”
Rose’s father said his child had written notes to Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy expressing a desire to be transformed into a girl.
“When I was 3, I decided that I was going to be a father and marry Janet Jackson,” said an adult trans-identified man.
A mother also spoke about her trans child Elie mentioning that Elie felt she was “a girl in her heart and brain” by the age of four.
Another video participant identified as “nonbinary,” meaning they did not identify as either male or female.
Kaiser Permanente responded to the video’s release by claiming its training does not advocate medical interventions for young children.
“While the video includes two children speaking about how they view their gender identity, the video does not speak to any adolescent transgender care or treatment plans,” the hospital said in a statemtent to Fox News.
“Kaiser Permanente does not provide hormone treatments or gender-affirming surgery to 3 and 4-year-olds.”
The broader medical community has seen a range of opinions on gender ideology.
Diane Ehrensaft, a director at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital’s gender clinic, mentioned children identifying as “Tootsie Roll Pops,” “Gender Smoothies” and “Gender Minotaurs.”
She referred to these identities as part of the “Gender Revolution” and commented, “Now, we’ve got genders moving boulders, and it makes a lot of people nervous.”
Dr. Lauren T. Roth, a pediatrician and professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, expressed that gender ideology should be embraced by parents “at birth or even before.”
She criticized the traditional color associations of pink and blue for setting “expectations” on infants.
In a separate context, military physician David Klein made a notable statement about the potential of sex changes to alleviate psychotic symptoms.
Dr. Klein observed that when treatments like hormones and sex change surgeries were “optimized,” certain psychotic conditions could “melt away.”
Pentagon officials later distanced itself from his claims.
Dr. Stanley Goldfarb from the organization Do No Harm advocates for adherence to the Hippocratic Oath in medicine.
He told Fox News that current medical literature does not endorse using hormones and puberty blockers for minors as a routine practice.
“The problem is what’s going to happen 15 years later, how many of these girls that go through this are going to be miserable and how many are going to be satisfied?” questioned Goldfarb. “I don’t know.”