The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth has been teaching its students transgender medical procedures and DEI activism. 

Tarrant County GOP Chair Bo French posted his findings about UNT’s Health Science Center to X. 

French found that in 2022 a public information request confirmed suspicions that the school was teaching gender mutilation procedures to its students. 

Although Affirmative Action was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, the school’s ‘Respect for Diversity’ policy shows UNT has an affirmative action policy. The policy reads, “The Nondiscrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy affirms the requirement for every member of the HSC community to comply with existing federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations. HSC is committed to the philosophy of a multicultural environment.”

UNTHSC’s course catalog offers a Pharmacy class on “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health and Practice Issues.” The course description states that it will “provide students with the opportunity to learn advanced skills in the provision of pharmaceutical care to the LGBT persons in a variety of practice settings. This course will involve advanced discussions of the social, economic, and ethical issues associated with the care, as well as the pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and management of the common medical conditions that occur in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender men and women.”

Other courses offered to medical students include, ‘political and social causes of health disparities,’ and ‘Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Health.’

UNTHSC’s library also has a guide that focuses on the healthcare, treatment, and well-being of LGBT people. The guide teaches students to use the phrase “LGBTQQIP2AA” and provides resources for individuals who “identify” with the community. Under resources, the library also promotes the Trans Youth Equality Foundation, an organization that teaches gender-confused children about chest binding and tucking—both of which can have serious health complications.  

Additionally, in its ‘Women and Gender’ resource section, the library encourages women to visit Planned Parenthood. 

Although the Texas legislature banned Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion departments and initiatives at public universities, the library provides resources to students for DEI in the context of healthcare.

French also found that UNT’s website helps people find trans-supportive doctors in the Tarrant County area. The website shares information about one doctor in Mansfield named Magdalene Szuszkiewicz-Garcia, who works for Baylor Scott & White and sees patients ages 3-18. They also list the Aids Outreach Center Transgender Wellness Services in Fort Worth.

French told Texas Scorecard that more people should “demand these institutions clean house and stop promoting this abuse.”

“The war on truth has infested every single institution. We first looked at TCU, then A&M, and now UNT. They are promoting radical transgender ideology and steering kids down the path of life-changing butchery – all right here in Fort Worth,” said French. “Affirming a mental illness leads to more suicide. We, as taxpayers and parents, need to say enough is enough.”

Texas Scorecard reached out to UNTHSC for comment but did not receive a response by publication. 

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.