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Young adults who made the drastic decision to mutilate their bodies in a quest to become the opposite sex are now speaking out. As Church Militant's Kim Tisor explains, detransitioners are realizing their mistakes and trying to prevent others from following the same destructive path.
Chloe Cole, biological female who once lived as a male: "I don't know if I'll fully be able to carry a child, and I might be at increased risk for certain cancers."
17-year-old Chloe Cole began taking puberty blockers at age 13, had a double mastectomy at 15, and now is mourning the loss of what might have been.
Ms. Cole: "Because I do not have my breasts — I no longer have breasts — I'm not able to breastfeed whatever future children I have."
It was that realization that caused her to recently speak out in favor of a Florida rule blocking Medicaid funds from covering drugs and procedures for gender-confused teens.
Florida surgeon general Joseph Ladapo told the state's Board of Medicine last month, "Florida must do more to protect children from politics-based medicine," or else youth will "continue to face a substantial risk of long-term harm."
Others who've journeyed a similar path to Chloe's blame doctors for pushing trans so-called solutions to what are essentially psychological problems. Dr. Patrick Lappert, a compassionate plastic surgeon who helps those destransitioning, agrees.
Patrick Lappert, M.D.: "They suffer from an internal conflict ... and this idea that was sold to them, that they could somehow be in the wrong body, is contrary to everything that has informed Western medicine."