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Mar-7

‘Detransitioners’ Are Being Abandoned By Medical Professionals Who Devastated Their Bodies And Minds

BY: KELSEY BOLAR
FEBRUARY 10, 2023

Health providers won’t help detransitioners who seek to undo the damage of transgender surgery and hormones.
 
After being swarmed by health providers who enabled her to medically transition as a minor, Prisha Mosley now says she’s been abandoned by the medical community as she attempts to navigate a complicated and painful detransition.
 
“I was under the impression that my doctors, who were transitioning me, loved me. They said they didn’t want me to die, they were saving my life, they were worried about me, and they wanted me to be healthy and happy,” Prisha told me. “Clearly, they don’t love me. As soon as it’s not profitable, they don’t want to help.”
 
Prisha has a slew of medical complications dating back to the more than five years she spent on testosterone and a double mastectomy that a plastic surgeon performed shortly after she turned 18. Many of those complications surround her endocrine system, which encompasses the hormones that regulate nearly every process in the body, from metabolism to growth and development, emotions, mood, sexual function, and sleep.
 
“I was hoping that if I could get my endocrine system working, I could be on less psychiatric medicine because low testosterone and estrogen will cause depression and anxiety, both of which I’m medicated for and don’t really like being medicated for,” she said.
 
Prisha also hopes that with estrogen supplements, she’ll experience some muscle and fat redistribution. After years of testosterone broadened her neck and shoulders, she now carries more weight in her upper body, which causes her chronic pain. Her throat is sore, she can no longer sing or raise her voice, and she suffers hair loss, as well as hair growth on her body, which she has to treat with costly laser hair removal sessions.
 
Another side-effect Prisha is seeking medical attention for is severe sexual dysfunction, which is so bad, she says she can no longer use tampons.
 
“I used to be able to, and now I can’t,” she said. “And that sucks. There’s pain, there’s irregular periods, and atrophy.”
 
No Medical Professionals Will Help
 
Hormonal care to fix her endocrine system, she hopes, could help her become more feminine — and perhaps fertile again. But she said every primary care physician, endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist she’s approached on her insurance list has turned her away or said they can’t help.
 
“I could call and be rejected every single day,” according to Prisha.
 
Professional organizations that represent many of these providers claim to offer open, inclusive, supportive care for “transgender” and “gender diverse” individuals. That offering, it appears, doesn’t apply to individuals seeking to detransition.
 
Prisha isn’t the only detransitioner who feels abandoned by the medical institutions that pushed her into wrong-sex hormones and surgery. Over the past year, Independent Women’s Forum has documented multiple stories of detransitioners who also report being abandoned by medical and mental health professionals after deciding to detransition.
 
“I reached out to every physician, every therapist who is involved with this, and I haven’t really gotten any help at all,” said Chloe Cole, an 18-year-old who was fast-tracked down a medical transition as a child by a team of eager doctors. Left to navigate the detransition process on her own, Chloe stopped taking testosterone “cold turkey,” and is still struggling with urinary and other complications that doctors have yet to help fix.
 
Cat Cattinson, a woman who medically transitioned to a wrong-sex identity in her 20s before realizing it was a major mistake, said access to medical care from providers who are knowledgeable is one of the major barriers detransitioners face:
 
Because of the experimental nature of gender medicine, doctors know very little about the long-term effects of medical transition and even less about the health-care needs of those who detransition. Surgeries, obviously, are irreversible, but hormonal interventions can also have lasting effects requiring treatment to mitigate. Testosterone caused irreversible changes to my vocal cords, resulting in daily discomfort and pain, but most ENTs [ear, nose, and throat docto
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From: WALTER784

Mar-7

‘Queer’ Whistleblower Exposes Evils Of The School-To-Scalpel Pipeline

BY: IAN PRIOR
FEBRUARY 15, 2023

Schools have become a pipeline for a dangerous transgender ideology that is gruesomely taking advantage of children and their parents.
 
Last week, a whistleblower came forward in The Free Press to expose how the Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital engages in experimental interventions (aka “gender-affirming care”) on children that are “permanently harming the vulnerable patients in [their] care.”
 
The stories Jamie Reed outlines are horrific. Young girls were given testosterone, with gruesome side effects. Mentally ill individuals were chemically castrated with virtually no attempt to find another alternative. Parents were kept out of the loop, and people permanently altered their bodies as children, only to regret the decision shortly after. For the majority of these individuals, it is already too late.
 
Many of us have heard these stories before and have been desperately trying to get people to pay attention. Calling out the transgender agenda for what it truly is, an experiment on our nation’s children, of course, comes with backlash from trigger-happy leftists who deem this language “hateful,” “transphobic,” or “anti-LGBT.” For conservatives, that reality is something we have learned to live with.
 
The risk for the whistleblower was far greater. Reed describes herself as “a queer woman, and politically to the left of Bernie Sanders” and is “married to a transman.” Her social and political circles are undoubtedly populated by people of similar viewpoints who are likely very supportive of so-called “gender-affirming care.”
 
This background is important — to come out as she did and to expose the horrors she witnessed at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital will almost certainly earn her a scarlet letter from her social and professional circle. She will likely face the realities of unemployment and social humiliation for standing up for the truth. She already knows the risks yet also knew that standing up on this issue was far more important.
 
Not only is this incredibly courageous, but it should be a message to others on the left who listen to the antics of glory seekers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her ilk, who have blamed the pushback for these practices on the “radical right.”
 
The whistleblower’s story is gut-wrenching in and of itself, but it reveals the endgame of drugs and surgery to chemically castrate and irreversibly damage children physically and mentally. That endgame does not happen in isolation.
 
It begins at school.
 
Schools Indoctrinate Early
 
In the early years of children’s K-12 education, they get to read books like “It Feels So Good to Be Yourself,” an illustrated book for ages 4-8 that encourages kids to question their sex at any age. One example in the book is Ruthie, a biological boy who tells his parents that the doctors got it wrong, and he is now a girl. Ruthie is 5 years old.
 
As children get older and enter puberty, the books encouraging this only grow more plentiful. Students will often see titles such as “Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak Out” prominently displayed in their school libraries. 
 
Meanwhile, school policies are changed to allow students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the sex with which they “identify,” to compete in sex-segregated athletic events pursuant to the sex with which they “identify,” and to be referred to by the “pronouns” they desire, regardless of whether other students and teachers have religious or moral objections.
 
Students who “identify” as a different sex are effectively given rights above and beyond everyone else. It’s no wonder young adolescents would deal with their growing pains in a way that gives them a feeling of acceptance, validation, and being part of a new “civil right.” In other words, a social contagion takes root.
 
Children are especially vulnerable to this phenomenon. When this was highlighted in Abigail Shrier’s book “Irreversible Damage,” the transgender lobby went on the attack, and her book was pulled from the shelves of Target. Those who dare suggest a social contagion is at play will be met with articles from corporate media citing so-called “experts” denying its existence. But now even a far-left whistleblower tells us of
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Mar-8

Because it can’t be undone.

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From: Showtalk

Mar-8

How can anyone perform medical procedures on children without parental permission?

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From: WALTER784

Mar-8

Showtalk said...

Because it can’t be undone.

No, it cannot be undone, but those wanting to detransition will need a lot of mental care... which they should provide, but won't.

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From: Showtalk

Mar-9

They will also need new life skills to cope.

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From: WALTER784

Mar-12

This guy luckily survived, but his story is horrific to say the least...

California man recounts journey to 'detransition' after he sought therapy for drug issues

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From: WALTER784

Mar-12

And some who were not as lucky...

Woman who lost breasts, uterus to sex change sues doctors, mental health providers who facilitated her transition

CANADIAN NEWS
Feb 20, 2023

"The Defendants permitted Michelle to self-diagnose as transgender and prescribe her own treatment without providing a differential diagnosis or proposing alternative treatments," reads the claim filed in Ontario.
 
A detransitioned Ontario woman who was prescribed testosterone and underwent both a bilateral mastectomy and a hysterectomy during a mental health crisis in which she believed herself to be a man is suing the healthcare providers who allegedly facilitated her medical transition.
 
Michelle Zacchigna, 34, of Orillia has filed legal action against a total of eight doctors and mental health professionals who treated her during the years that she identified as transgender. Zacchigna alleges that each failed to address her complex mental health needs and instead allowed her to self-diagnose as transgender and undergo irreversible procedures that she now deeply regrets.
 
“I will live the rest of my life without breasts, with a deepened voice and male-pattern balding, and without the ability to get pregnant. Removing my completely healthy uterus is my greatest regret,” wrote Zacchigna.
 
The Statement of Claim filed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice documents a series of what Zacchigna said are failings spanning years of treatment. Zacchigna began pursuing medical transition in 2010 when the affirmative model of gender care was still in its infancy. Under this model, clinicians affirm a patient’s self-diagnosis of a transgender identity and provide medical interventions such as hormone therapy and surgeries rather than the traditional exploratory psychotherapy.
 
Zacchigna endured severe bullying as a child and experienced serious mental health issues throughout her teenage years as a result. 
 
“Later, I would learn that what I experienced in childhood was developmental trauma,” she wrote. “It affected the trajectory of my life. My personality completely changed. I went from a loud, fierce, opinionated child to a passive, shy teenager with low self-esteem.”
 
In 2009, at the age of 21 and after years of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and a suicide attempt, she discovered the concept of gender identity on Tumblr, and became convinced that all her problems were because she was transgender.
 
“Online, I was sucked into a world where it felt like I was finally somewhere I belonged. In places like Tumblr, there was constant reassurance that only trans people spend so much time thinking about their gender (not actually true) and that every trans person has doubts about transitioning,” she explained.
 
Zacchigna also became convinced that embracing this new identity was the solution to all her problems and in spring of 2010 attended a support group at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto called "Gender Journeys."
 
Here she met Defendant Rupert Raj, who was one of the therapists running the group. Zacchigna says Raj announced to the group that he had connections with a general practitioner who was willing to take on two patients (one biologically male, and one biologically female) in order for their resident doctors to gain experience with transgender healthcare. 
 
The claim states that Raj referred Zacchigna for male hormone therapy after just one appointment lasting under an hour.
 
Zacchigna also received a recommendation from her regular therapist, Defendant Nadine Lulu, whom she had started to see following her suicide attempt in 2008. In July 2010, the lawsuit states that Lulu concluded that Zacchigna was an "ideal candidate for hormone therapy" despite being aware of her long history of serious mental health issues.
 
Dr. Rick Lindal, also a defendant, signed the July letter in his role as Lulu’s supervisor recommending Zacchigna for hormone therapy even though he had never met her. 
 
After three appointments at St. James Town Health Centre with Defendant Dr. Pamela Leece, Zacchigna was prescribed testosterone. Neither Leece, nor her supervisor, Defendant Dr. Cavacuiti consulted with a psychiatrist or psychologist prior to initiating the powerful male hormone.
 
In 2012, Cavacuiti and/or Leece wrote a letter recommending Zacchigna for a medically unnecessary bilateral mastectomy. As the surgery was not covered by Ontario health insurance at the time, Zacchigna chose a surgeon in Florida and paid out of pocket to have
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Mar-15

There are no quick fixes or easy ways to get over childhood trauma. They preyed on her and ruined her life.

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From: WALTER784

Mar-15

Nope... even if she can get physical surgery to make her look like a woman again, the traumatic damage she has gone through will leave her scared for life.

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