Missouri AG calls for moratorium on puberty blockers for children

Andrew Bailey, Missouri Attorney General, demanded a halt to the authorization of puberty blocking drugs for children at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Bailey addressed the Washington University officials with allegations made by Jamie Reed, a whistleblower who claimed that Washington University’s transgender center was performing irreversible gender-transition surgeries and possibly permanently sterilizing babies without parental consent.

Bailey wrote that she wanted Missouri to be the most safest state for children. Bailey stated in a letter that she called for an immediate moratorium at the Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Bailey claimed that the center has been prescribing cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to all new patients. The whistleblower’s sworn statement says that the center has permanently sterilized hundreds more children, made many children attempt suicide, and performed irreversible gender transition surgeries on minors, all while lying to the public, parents, and other concerned parties.

Bailey said that procedures that affect hormones can lead to suicide attempts by children. They are often performed without an individual assessment.


According to the affidavit of the ex-employee, a young girl who didn’t want to become pregnant was given puberty blocks instead of contraceptives or birth control.

Reed said that there was no reason for the girl to be given cross-sex hormones. Reed stated that she only needed basic sex education, and possibly contraception. The doctors prescribed cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers to children who met the minimum criteria. This girl was then unnecessarily given drugs that caused irreversible changes to her body.

Reed said that children and teens went to the center seeking medication that would alter their sexual orientation, and were also given puberty blocks.

The letter came a day after Washington University opened an investigation into the allegations. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), opened his own investigation the following day.

Bailey stated to the university, “I applaud you announcement yesterday to rapidly launch an internal investigation.” “The allegations against the Center, as the university acknowledges in its statement, are sufficient to make anyone ‘alarmed’ and should be taken seriously.

Bailey encouraged the university’s internal investigation to be shared and fully cooperated with the second investigation. Bailey didn’t acknowledge Hawley’s investigation.

February 14th is the deadline for hospitals to respond to the moratorium.