Detransitioner Chloe Cole offered testimony during a House hearing Thursday, criticizing gender ideology for causing her “irreversible harm.”
“The gender specialist I was taken to see told my parents that I needed to be put on puberty blocking drugs right away,” Cole testified. “They asked my parents a simple question: would you rather have a dead daughter or a living transgender son? The choice was enough for my parents to let their guard down, and in retrospect I can’t blame them. This is the moment that we all became victims of so-called’ gender affirming care.’”
Cole is suing Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Permanente Medical Group and several of her doctors for providing her puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and a double mastectomy between the ages of 13 and 17.
“When I was thirteen, I had my first testosterone injection. It’s caused permanent changes to my body,” she added. “My voice will forever be deeper, my jaw line sharper, my nose longer, my bone structure permanently masculinized, my Adam’s apple more prominent, my fertility unknown. I look in the mirror sometimes and I feel like a monster.”
“After my breasts were taken away from me, the tissue was incinerated,” Cole continued. “Before I was able to legally drive, I had a huge part of my future womanhood taken from me. I will never be able to breastfeed. I struggle to look at myself in the mirror at times. I still struggle to this day with sexual dysfunction. And I have massive scars across my chest and the skin grafts that they took of my nipples are weeping fluid today.”
Interviewed several “detransitioners,” in including Cole, in the original documentary “Damaged: The Transing of America’s Kids.” These individuals cite a loss of their fertility, an inability to experience sexual pleasure and permanently altered physical appearances.
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“Today, I should be at home with my family celebrating my nineteenth birthday,” Cole continued. “And instead I’m making a desperate plea to my elected representatives: [to] learn the lessons from the other medical scandals like the opioid crisis, to recognize that doctors are human too, and sometimes they are wrong. My childhood was ruined along with thousands of detransitioners that I know through our networks. This needs to stop. You alone can stop it. Enough children have already been victimized by this barbaric pseudo-science. Please let me be your final waring.”