Woman sues Kaiser Permanente after undergoing 'gender affirming' double mastectomy at age 13

"I think transition just completely added fuel to the fire that was my pre-existing conditions."

Joshua Young North Carolina

Layla Jane, an 18-year-old biological woman and detransitioner from California, is suing the doctors who prescribed testosterone hormones for her when she was 12 years old, puberty blockers when she was 13, and performed a double mastectomy the same year.

Speaking to Laura Ingraham on her Fox News program, Jane said, "Overall, I don't think I should have been allowed to change my sex before I could legally consent to have sex. Overall, 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."

Jane's attorney Harmeet Dhillon said, "She was not given the mental health treatment necessary. And it was not disclosed to her family or to her that, for example, teenage transitioners desist from transition at a 80 to 90 percent rate and that the majority of people who go through this regretted later on."

"And so it is our position legally as a matter of law that informed consent was missing here, because it is impossible for a child to give informed consent," Dhillon added.

The Daily Mail reports that Jane self-diagnosed herself after reading about radical transgender ideology online. She had been experiencing anxiety, moodiness, anger, and gender confusion and became convinced she was a boy and that medicalised gender transition would solve the mental health issues she was experiencing.

Jane went through two 30 and 75 minute evaluations at Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals before being approved for the hormone and puberty blocker prescription and later double mastectomy surgery, records show.

According to the suit, "Susanne Watson, a psychiatrist in Oakland, San Francisco-based plastic surgeon Winnie Tong, and Lisa Taylor, a pediatric endocrinologist in Oakland" are "accused of 'intentional, malicious, and oppressive concealment of important information and false representations' that saw Layla pushed into the procedures," reports the Daily Mail.

Jane's lawsuit alleges the medical professional presented a question commonly used in radical gender ideology, "Would you rather have a live son, or a dead daughter?"

In a statement, Jane said, "These are decisions I will have to live with for the rest of my life. I'm ready to join the growing group of detransitioners 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."

Dhillon said Kaiser was a "repeat player in the growing field of permanently mutilating children for profit" and "Layla's medical providers grossly and recklessly breached the standard of care in this case, and others."

Dhillon also represented detransitioner Chloe Cole in a lawsuit against Kaiser.

Kaiser spokesman Marc Brown told the Daily Mail, "When adolescent patients, with parental support, seek gender-affirming care, the patient's care team carefully evaluates their treatment options."

The lawsuit has been stipulated in a 19-page legal complaint and Kaiser has 90 days to respond to its request for unspecified financial damages before the lawsuit gets formally filed.


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