Ari Hoffman shared images of what he said is a “gender card” being given out by local pediatricians to children in Seattle. In Washington, treatments can be given to minors without parental consent for reproductive health, STDs, substance use, gender dysphoria, gender-affirming care and more.
The card has spaces for kids to fill in their preferred name, pronouns and choices for gender identity. Kids are told they can circle all that apply, which listed choices including:
And, of course, a blank space for something else.
Kids are asked for their “sex assigned at birth.” They’re asked about their sexual partners.
And finally, they’re offered a choice when it comes to whether the information can be shared with their parents.
According to a Facebook page, the “Gender Card” is Q Card’s non-binary little sibling, created in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Q Card is a communication tool striving to help LGBTQ+ youth “take charge of their health and talk to their providers about their identities,” according to the Q Card’s website.