An large number of individuals who are influenced to “transition” their gender as a minor are coming to realize in adulthood that it was a mistake. Unfortunately, these “detransitioners” are often abandoned by the support system that pushed them to transition in the first place, typically consisting of woke medical professionals, therapists and LGBT organizations. They are left to fend for themselves and grapple with the plethora of complications that come from the very treatments they were told would solve their mental distress.
If these detransitioners speak up and tell their story, they are censored and shunned by Big Tech and Big Pharma. Chloe Cole is just one example of that, after she was censored on Instagram for sharing her detransition story.
That’s where the “Detransitioner Bill of Rights” comes into play. This model legislation championed by the medical nonprofit Do No Harm hopes to provide support, financial aid, and assistance with legal action to those who have been harmed by the experimental practices of gender transition medication and procedures. The legislation is expected to be introduced in multiple states in the upcoming legislative season.
“I was treated negligently by my healthcare provider, but the biggest failure they made was encouraging and allowing me to medically transition as a child in the first place,” detransitioner Chloe said. “I have suffered a multitude of complications from blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery. My quality of life is still being impacted to this day.”
Several medically advanced European countries including Sweden, Finland, and the U.K. conducted extensive studies on “gender affirming care” treatments and upon finding no reliable evidence to support the benefits of transgender treatments as opposed to the vast risks, have placed severe restrictions on gender transition procedures for minors. It is all too apparent that organizations inside the United States who continue to support such interventions for minors “do so for ideological rather than scientific or medical reasons.” (emphasis added)
Below are the KNOWN risks and side effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, according to the Detransitioner Bill of Rights:
- Puberty blockers: “severely diminished bone density, cognitive impairment, brain swelling that can lead to blindness, infertility, and negative effects on adult sexual function”
- Cross-sex hormones for males: “irreversible infertility; thromboembolic disease, including blood clots; cholelithiasis, including gallstones; coronary artery disease, including heart attacks; Type 2 diabetes; breast cancer; macroprolactinoma, which is a tumor of the pituitary gland; cerebrovascular disease, including strokes; depression; and hypertriglyceridemia, which is an elevated level of triglycerides in the blood.”
- Cross-sex hormones for females: “these risks may include irreversible infertility; severe liver dysfunction; coronary artery disease, including heart attacks; increased risk of breast, cervical, and uterine cancers; cerebrovascular disease, including strokes; hypertension; erythrocytosis, which is an increase in red blood cells; sleep apnea; Type 2 diabetes; loss of bone density; elevated rates of aggression; depression; and destabilization of psychiatric disorders.”
Oftentimes these risks are not disclosed to patients looking to “transition,” much less to the parents of minors who are seeking treatment. The Detransitioner Bill of Rights demands informed consent and would hold medical professionals accountable for disclosing all risks and side effects that could result from hormone treatment and surgeries. It also assists detransitioners in bringing civil suits against any medical professionals involved in their treatment, holding doctors personally accountable for any injury “including physical, psychological, emotional, or physiological harms” for up to 25 years after they perform a gender transition treatment. Maybe this will make doctors think twice about using experimental drugs and procedures on minors.
“The Detransitioner Bill of Rights is a significant step toward helping young people who’ve been funneled toward treatments that can lead to life-long suffering,” Do No Harm Executive Director Kristina Rasmussen said. “We cannot remain passive while the well-being and rights of children are at risk.”