Senator Hawley Opens Whistleblower Tipline for Those with Knowledge of Abuses at Pediatric Transgender Centers

Thursday, February 16, 2023

As part of his ongoing investigation, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley is asking whistleblowers with direct information about potential malpractice and abuses happening at pediatric transgender centers to contact his office. This includes patients, family members, or employees associated with these clinics who wish to come forward.

If you or someone you know would like to confidentially contact Senator Hawley’s office about this matter, please call his Washington, D.C., office at 202-224-6154 or email your information to and a member of our team will assist you. 

On Feb. 9, 2023, Senator Hawley announced an investigation into the egregious abuses and potential malpractice regarding minors at the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, made public by a whistleblower who worked at the center.

He spoke with the Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis later that day, who assured the Senator the whistleblower who came forward will not face retaliation, and also sent a letter to the university chancellor, hospital president, and the center’s co-directors outlining details and additional questions as his investigation moves forward.

Senator Hawley introduced legislation on Feb. 15, 2023, that would allow those who were harmed by gender-transition procedures as minors to bring lawsuits against the participating individuals and entities. It would also prohibit federal funding to go to any pediatric gender clinic, to any university or hospital that is affiliated with a pediatric gender clinic, and for any gender-transition procedure performed on minors.