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Transgender Youth Care Expert Quits as Texas Hospital Chief

  • Catherine Gordon leaves six months after being named to job
  • Texas governor criminalized gender-affirming care for children
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The chief pediatrician at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, who specialized in care for transgender youth, has resigned about six months after being named to the job. 

Catherine M. Gordon recently wrote an article in support of providing care for transgender adolescents, a practice Texas Governor Greg Abbott is trying to criminalize. A spokesperson for Texas Children’s, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country, said the resignation was unrelated to the journal publication, which the organization “fully supports.”