California teen de-transitioner sues doctors over breast-removal surgery at age 13
By Jenny Anna Mathew
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A California teenager is suing her doctors for cutting off her breast at age 13 in a medical gender change procedure, she now regrets. Layla Jane suffered from severe mood swings, anxiety, and gender confusion as a child. At age 12 she learned about the blockbuster radical transgender ideology. By age 12 she was put through the “torment” of testosterone hormones and puberty blockers, followed by her transition surgery the next year.
“I don’t think I should have been allowed to change my sex before I could legally consent to have sex,” alleged the now 18-year-old, accusing the doctors of pushing her into irreversible treatments instead of counseling. “I don’t think I’m better off for the experience, and I think transition just completely added fuel to the fire that was my pre-existing conditions,” the California de-transitioner told Fox News, reported Daily Mail.
‘These are decisions I will have to live with for the rest of my life!’
Doctors at Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals are accused of rushing her into cross-sex hormones and a double mastectomy without properly assessing her mental health problems stated the trans lawsuit. Legal papers identify the carers as Susanne Watson, a psychiatrist in Oakland, San Francisco-based plastic surgeon Winnie Tong, and Lisa Taylor, a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland. They are accused of “intentional, malicious, and oppressive concealment of important information and false representations” that saw Layla pushed into the procedures.
Layla and her parents were presented with a terrifying choice, “Would you rather have a live son, or a dead daughter?” — language that echoes complaints from scores of de-transitioners across the US. “These are decisions I will have to live with for the rest of my life,” Layla said. “I’m ready to join the growing group of de-transitioners so that no other child has to go through the torment I went through at the hands of doctors I should have been able to trust.” said Layla who started to de-transition at age 17.
‘Mutilating children for profit!’
Her lawyer a conservative activist and CEO of the Center for American Liberty said Kaiser has emerged as a “repeat player in the growing field of permanently mutilating children for profit.” Harmeet Dhillon said after she is representing another California teen de-transitioner Chloe Cole who sued Kaiser last month for removing her breasts when she was 15 and pumping her with puberty blockers. “Layla’s medical providers grossly and recklessly breached the standard of care in this case, and others,” said Dhillon. “We look forward to holding them liable for what they did, and together we seek to deter this assembly-line, insensitive, and destructive treatment of children with these woke, unscientific, and barbaric practices,” reported Daily Mail.
Moreover, a spokesperson for Kaiser did not comment on the case but said its doctors, “practice compassionate, evidence-based medicine founded on sound research and best medical practices.” “When adolescent patients, with parental support, seek gender-affirming care, the patient’s care team carefully evaluates their treatment options,” said Brown. “The care decisions always rest with the patient and their parents, and, in every case, we respect the patients and their families’ informed decisions about their personal health.” In the trans lawsuit, Layla is seeking unspecified financial damages. The company has 90 days to respond before a formal lawsuit is filed, according to a 19-page legal complaint.