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Harvard med school class isn’t about ‘trans infants’


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   Harvard med school class isn’t about ‘trans infants’

                                The Associated Press

By The Associated Press
January 18, 2023

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CLAIM: A class at Harvard Medical School trains students to treat transgender infants.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The Harvard class, an elective about health care for LGBTQ patients, discusses intersex infants in the context of their physical development. Intersex is an umbrella term that refers to people with naturally occurring differences in sex traits or reproductive anatomy. The portion of the course that focuses on infants does not cover gender identity or sexual orientation and is one day in the month-long course, the class’s professor told The Associated Press.

THE FACTS: The Ivy League university is the latest to be subjected to intense scrutiny online for providing medical treatments for transgender minors, in a pattern that took hold throughout 2022.

In recent days, conservative websites and online commentators have distorted the content of one Harvard Medical School class, as social media users point to it as an extreme example of gender-affirming health care.

One day of the month-long Harvard course is spent on infants.


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