18-Year-Old Californian Sues Doctors For Removing Her Boobs When She Was Just THIRTEEN Because She Thought She Was Trans After Seeing Influencers Online
- Kayla Lovdahl said doctors urged her to have a double mastectomy when she was 13, which left her with “deep physical and emotional wounds and deep regret”.
- She said that despite obvious mental health issues, medical professionals urged her to undergo invasive surgeries for profit.
- Lovdahl is now suing the hospital and doctors for unspecified damages, alleging they encouraged ‘ideological and profit-making medical abuse’
A California woman is suing the hospital that removed her breasts when she was 13, claiming her doctors pressured her into having the procedure under the ‘mistaken belief’ that she was transgender.
Kayla Lovdahl, now 18, says she had the invasive surgery after being asked to ‘entertain’ plans by medical professionals when she was just 11.
According to a lawsuit filed by Lovdahl against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and four doctors, it is claimed that they “handed Kayla the prescription pad and allowed her to experience naïve, emotional, childish feelings and dictate the so-called ‘treatment’ she was about to receive.’
The legal challenge comes amid a growing chorus of ‘transitioning’ young people, many of whom say they have been threatened with death and intimidated after turning their backs on the ‘bigoted’ transgender community.
Kayla Lovdahl, now 18, says she was asked to ‘entertain’ surgeries by medical professionals when she was just 11
Lovdahl claims his parents were told: ‘It’s better to have a living son than a dead daughter’
After years of battling mental health issues, Lovdahl claims she was ‘exposed to online transgender influencers’ who tricked her into ‘mistakenly’ believing she was transgender when she was 11 years.
With her parents unsure of how best to support her, the teenager sought medical help, quickly sending her down the path of risky treatments.
By the age of 12, she was taking puberty blockers and testosterone although she never received a proper psychological evaluation, according to the lawsuit.
Amid concerns over potential surgeries, it is alleged that Lovdahl’s doctors told her parents, “It’s better to have a living son than a dead daughter.”
Her entire transition assessment lasted just 75 minutes, she claims, because Lovdahl alleges the process that led her to surgery is “ideological, profit-driven medical abuse.”
Within six months, Lovdahl underwent a double mastectomy, a decision she now regrets after detransitioning a year ago.
As a child, Lovdahl suffered from a serious mental illness, which she says was overlooked by doctors as they pushed her to become transgender.
Years after undergoing a double mastectomy at the age of 13, Lovdahl now says the procedure left him with “deep physical and emotional wounds and grave regret”.
His lawsuit condemned the system that allowed him to undergo the invasive surgery at such a young age, saying: ‘There is no other area of medicine where doctors will surgically remove a perfectly healthy part of the body and intentionally induce a pathological condition of pituitary gland dysfunction based simply on the wishes of the young adolescent patient.
After the detransition, she says she began regular psychotherapy sessions to improve her mental health, “which is the care she should have received all along,” the lawsuit states.
“The vast majority of children identified as transgender, if medically treated in early adolescence, are likely to regret the decision after reaching the age to realize their losses,” Lovdahl added.
She said the ordeal left her with “deep physical and emotional wounds and deep regret”.
She also claims the hospital and doctors failed to provide her and her parents with ‘informed consent’, which would have introduced therapy sessions, which she says were never offered. .
In a statement, his lawyers criticized the proceedings as “a senseless form of child abuse”.
“We believe cases like this are the best way to stop them, especially in liberal states like California where reckless ideologues are pushing this radical agenda,” attorney Charles Limandri said.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals has been contacted by DailyMail.com for comment.