By Ophelia Garrett
Layla Jane, a now 18-year-old, was given a double mastectomy at the tender age of 13. She is now suing Kaiser Permanente Medical Group for fraud.
At only 11 years old, Layla Jane began identifying herself as transgender. Two years later at age 13, her parents sought out professional help for their young daughter who was suffering from suicidal ideation, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, etc.
Instead of helping treat the mental distress their young patient was suffering from, her doctors pushed her towards transition surgery and puberty blockers. The doctors pressured her parents, telling them they could have a “live son or dead daughter.”
Jane now struggles, knowing the doctors caused "permanent irreversible mutilation," including inability to breastfeed, increased likelihood of an inability to conceive, and endocrine problems, reports Fox News.
Jane is now suing, stating, "I was given no information about rates of desistance or anything like that. Really, the surgery and the treatments were kind of pushed as the only way forward."
Studies show 80% to 90% of teens eager to transition usually change their minds once puberty passes and hormones balance.
"Informed consent was missing here. It is impossible for a child to give informed consent, and it is impossible for parents who are not fully informed and with a child that was not properly treated [cannot] also give that consent." –Harmeet Dhillon, Jane’s attorney.