- Kayla Lovdahl said doctors urged her to undergo a double mastectomy aged 13 that left her with ‘deep physical and emotional wounds and severe regrets’
- She said despite clear 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 pushed ‘ideological and profit-driven medical abuse’
Kayla Lovdahl, now 18, says she underwent the invasive surgery after being urged to ‘entertain’ the plans by medical professionals when she was just 11-years-old.
According to a lawsuit filed by Lovdahl against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and four doctors, it is claimed they ‘handed Kayla the prescription pad, and allowed her naïve, emotional, childish, rollercoaster of feelings to dictate the so-called ‘treatment’ that she would receive.’
The legal challenge comes amid a growing chorus of ‘de-transitioning’ youths, many of whom claim they were subjected to death threats and intimidation after turning their backs on the ‘cult-like’ transgender community.
Kayla Lovdahl, now 18, says she was urged to ‘entertain’ surgeries by medical professionals when she was just 11-years-old
After years of battling mental health issues, Lovdahl claims she was ‘exposed to online transgender influencers’ who prompted her to ‘erroneously’ believe she was transgender when she was 11.
Lovdahl claims her parents were told: ‘It is better to have a live son than a dead daughter’
With her parents unsure how best to support her, the tween sought medical help, rapidly sending her down a path of risky treatments.
By the age of 12, she was on puberty blockers and testosterone despite never receiving a proper psychological evaluation, per the lawsuit.
Amid concerns over the potential surgeries, it is alleged that Lovdahl’s physicians told her parents: ‘It is better to have a live son than a dead daughter’.
Her entire transition evaluation lasted just 75-minutes, she claims, as Lovdahl alleges the process that led her to surgery is ‘ideological and 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 severe mental illness, which she feels was overlooked by doctors as they pushed for her to become transgender
Years after she underwent a double mastectomy aged 13, Lovdahl now says the procedure left her with ‘deep physical and emotional wounds and severe regrets’
Her lawsuit condemned the system that allowed her 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 body part and intentionally induce a diseased state of the pituitary gland misfunction based simply on the young adolescent patient’s wishes.’
After detransitioning, she says she began regular psychotherapy sessions to help her mental health, ‘which is the care she should have been receiving all along’, the lawsuit states.
‘The vast majority of cross-gender identified children, if medically treated in early adolescence, risk regretting the decision after they are old enough to realize their losses,’ Lovdahl added.
She said the ordeal left her with ‘deep physical and emotional wounds and severe regrets’.
She also claims the hospital and doctors did not provide her and her parents proper ‘informed consent’, which would have introduced therapy sessions, something she says was never offered.
In a statement, her lawyers criticized the procedures as ‘an insane 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,’ said attorney Charles Limandri.