California teen sues doctors for mastectomy at age 13 in second Kaiser Permanente lawsuit
A California the teenager began to sue the doctors, who at the age of 13 cut off her breasts in a medical clinic gender a change she now bitterly regrets in America the latest hit trance court.
The 18-year-old, named Leila Jane, says she should never have been put through the “torture” of testosterone hormones at 12 and puberty blockers and surgery the following year.
She is one of a growing number of so-called detransitioners who regret their procedures and are suing doctors they accuse of pushing them into irreversible treatment instead of counseling.
“I don’t think I should have been allowed to change my gender before I could legally consent to sex,” Layla said on Fox News.
“I don’t think the experience made me any better, and I think the transition completely added fuel to the fire that was my previous condition.”
According to legal documents, Layla experienced moodiness, anxiety, gender confusion and anger as a child. At the age of 11, he learned about radical transsexual ideology and went online to learn more about the new trend.
Layla says she should never have been put through the ‘torture’ of mastectomy at 13
As a child, Layla experienced moodiness, anxiety, gender confusion, and anger
Layla began receiving testosterone at age 12, followed by puberty blockers and surgery the following year to help her become a boy
She was self-diagnosed as a boy and believed that transitioning would solve her mental health issues.
According to the lawsuit, doctors at Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals referred her for cross-sex hormones and a double mastectomy without properly evaluating her mental health issues.
Her assessments lasted just 30 minutes and 75 minutes, records show.
Legal documents identify the guardians as Suzanne Watson, a psychiatrist from Oakland, plastic surgeon Vinny Tong of San Francisco, and Lisa Taylor, a pediatric endocrinologist from Oakland.
They are accused of “deliberately, maliciously and cruelly withholding material information and making false representations”, prompting Layla to undergo the procedure.
They are said to have presented Laila Jane and her parents with a terrible choice: “Do you want a living son or a dead daughter?” — language that echoes the complaints of other detransitioners across the US.
“These are decisions I will have to live with for the rest of my life,” Layla said in a statement.
“I am willing to join the growing group of detransitioners so that no other child has to go through the suffering I went through at the hands of doctors I should have trusted.”
Layla’s voice is deeper than usual for a young woman – which is believed to be the result of taking the male hormone testosterone for several years.
Her attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, a conservative activist and CEO of the American Freedom Center, said Kaiser has become a “recurring player in the growing field of permanent mutilation of children for profit.”
Dhillon also presents Chloe Coleanother California 18-year-old detransitioner who sued Kaiser last month for removing her breasts when she was 15 and pumping her with puberty blockers.
“Layla’s health care providers grossly and recklessly violated the standard of care in this and other cases,” Dylan said.
“We look forward to holding them accountable for what they have done, and together we are committed to ending the conveyor belt, insensitive and destructive treatment of children using these unscientific, unscientific and barbaric methods.”
From the age of six, Leila experienced moodiness, anxiety, gender confusion, and anger
She started receiving testosterone hormones at the age of 12, which eventually caused her to grow facial hair
Layla was self-diagnosed as a boy and believed that transitioning would solve her mental health issues
Layla, now 18, appears on television news with her attorney, Harmeet Dillon, a conservative activist and CEO of the American Freedom Center
Layla is seeking unspecified financial damages. The company has 90 days to respond before it formally files a lawsuit, according to a 19-page legal complaint.
Kaiser spokesman Mark Brown would not comment on the case, but said the doctors “practice compassionate, evidence-based medicine based on solid research and best medical practices.”
“When adolescent patients seek gender-affirming care with parental support, their treatment options are carefully assessed by the patient care team,” Brown told DailyMail.com.
“Treatment decisions are always made by the patient and their parents, and in every case we respect the informed decisions of patients and their families about their personal health.”
Gender-affirming care is known to cover everything from puberty blockers to cross-sex hormones and, in rare cases for trans children under 18, surgery. Several medical associations claim that such medical care saves the lives of a suicidal group of people.
But opponents of trans ideology say that gender is determined at birth and cannot be changed, that medical advisory groups have been hijacked by trans ideologues and that politicians must step in to stop parents, doctors or therapists from permanently harming children.
Many have been alarmed by a sharp increase in the number of teenage girls with autism and other mental health problems seeking sex-reassignment drugs in recent years, as well as new research linking puberty blockers to weak bones and osteoporosis.
The question of whether to allow drugs and surgery to trans-identify children has become a frontline in America’s culture wars, with more Republican bills aimed at banning gender-affirming care than any other year in 2023.
Dillon says she gets “thousands of calls from people all over the country” who want to sue health care providers for failing to provide trans care, but “unfortunately, most of them are beyond the statute of limitations.”