In a desperate bid to stay relevant, Walgreens is putting together yet another “partnership” which puts patients at risk and should concern parents. They are partnering with the Kind Clinic to offer so-called hormone therapy to minor children.
According to FAQs posted on Kind Clinic’s website, a patient can actually receive hormone therapy on the same day as their appointment—hardly the intense psychological vetting most leftists have assured us is taking place. Additionally, children as young as 16 can allegedly receive hormone therapy without mental health letters or parent approval.
Walgreens, a company that once presented itself “at the corner of Healthy and Happy”, is now offering hormones that make patients neither healthy nor happy. The American Psychological Association has said that as many as 98% of boys and 88% of girls grow out of gender dysphoria.
However, the impacts of hormone therapy are scarring and irreversible—leaving children shorter, less muscular, and less developed than comparable peers. Moreover, studies from the American College of Pediatricians have shown that children who take hormone therapy are significantly more likely than their peers to commit suicide.
Most other developed nations including the UK and France restrict child hormone therapy stating an inability for minors to reasonably consent or understand such devastating side effects.
Unfortunately, this is to be expected from Walgreens who once hailed Theranos, a company which defrauded investors and put thousands of patients’ lives at risk, “the next step in Walgreens’ efforts to transform community pharmacy”; and paid the company over $100 Million despite the recommendations of multiple independent safety experts.
This latest plot by Walgreens should raise deep concerns not only for Walgreens investors and customers but for all Dallas area parents.