Justice Department charges doctor who exposed gender-affirming child care at Texas hospital

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A doctor is facing charges by the Justice Department after exposing a Texas hospital that allegedly performed gender reassignment surgery on minors.

Dr. Eithan Haim, a surgeon who completed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, has been charged with four counts of HIPAA violations.

Haim has vowed to fight the charges in court.

“They tried to silence me using every tool at the federal giant's disposal. But they failed,” he tweeted on Thursday.

“The only way to lose is to give in to corruption. It's time to fight back harder than ever!”

Dr. Eithan Haim was charged in federal court with four counts of violating the HIPPA Act.

Haim “can't wait to go to court and tell his side of the story. I am confident this will lead to the right decision,” his lawyer Marcella Burke told the Post on Friday evening.

In 2023, Haim leaked documents to conservative journalist Christopher Rufo allegedly showing that Texas Children's Hospital continued to secretly perform gender reassignment surgeries on minors, in violation of state law.

Rufo, who is also a columnist for the Post, stressed at the time that none of the documents he received contained the names of the patients.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement in 2022 saying that gender reassignment surgery on minors was a form of child abuse. Weeks later, the hospital announced it would stop the procedures.

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Haim claimed that Texas Children's Hospital continued to perform gender reassignment surgeries after they were banned by the state. FoxNews

However, Haim claims that just three days after Texas Children's Hospital's announcement, an 11-year-old girl was implanted with a hormone implant for gender dysmorphia, he wrote in an anonymous article that appeared in the City Journal in January.

He claimed that over the next year, the hospital actually increased the frequency of the procedures “and potentially hundreds more children received hormone interventions for gender dysphoria.”

Following Rufo's sensational May 2023 report, Texas lawmakers banned medical and surgical gender reassignment surgery for children.

The following month, on the day he was scheduled to complete his residency at Texas Children's Hospital, authorities knocked on his door and handed him a letter identifying him as a “potential target” of a federal investigation, Haim claims.

Haim is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.

Texas Children's Hospital did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment.

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