Former Transgender Teenager Sues Medical Group That Gave Her a Sex Change Operation at 13

A teenager who has detransitioned from being a transgender male filed a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente Medical Group after health care providers performed gender surgery at 13 years old.

  • Layla Jane, an 18-year-old woman who once identified as transgender male, plans to sue Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and health care providers involved in a medical transition at 13 years old, according to a letter of intent from her attorneys.
  • “I don’t think I should’ve been allowed to change my sex before I was legally able to have sex,” Jane said during an interview with Fox News. “I don’t think I’m better off for the experience, and I think transitioning just completely added fuel to the fire that was my preexisting conditions.”
  • She admitted she struggled with suicidal ideation, depression, an eating disorder and was bullied before her decision to have surgery.
  • According to Jane’s attorney, Harmeet Dhillon, doctors administered cross-sex hormones and performed a double mastectomy on the girl without adequate evaluation.
  • Jane also accused the hospital system of “intentional fraud and concealment” and claims doctors “pushed her into the procedure and characterized her gender transition as the only way to treat her mental health problems.”

“It is impossible for a child to give informed consent, and it is impossible for parents who are not fully informed and with a child that was not properly treated [cannot] also give that consent,” Dhillon said.

  • Last month, hidden emails revealed assistant secretary for health in the Biden administration, Rachel Levine, discussed the potential revenue that could be generated from child sex change procedures.
  • In May 2022, Levine claimed during an interview with NPR that “there is no argument” about “gender-affirming care” among pediatricians and doctors who specialize in adolescents.
  • “There is no argument among medical professionals – pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. – about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care,” Levine said at the time.
  • According to definitions in a fact sheet from Levine’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “gender-affirming care” includes social affirmation at any age, puberty blockers during puberty, and hormone therapy starting during early adolescence. Irreversible surgery is “typically used in adulthood or case-by-case basis in adolescence,” according to HHS.