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Why Did Medicaid Pay for My 17-Year-Old Daughter's Mastectomy and Hysterectomy Without My Consent

My daughter suddenly began identifying as transgender at age 14. Prior to this, she showed no signs of gender dysphoria and was in fact, a sweet, happy little girl. 


She was diagnosed with ADHD and several other disorders and is likely on the autism spectrum. The indoctrination into gender identity ideology started at school and was reinforced by false information on the internet, therapists, doctors, teachers, and other adults who should have known better.


My precious daughter ran away and started injecting herself with testosterone at age 16, with the help of a pediatric endocrinologist. 


At age 17, she underwent a double mastectomy and a radical hysterectomy after being on testosterone for one year.  Her surgeries were done on an outpatient basis and she was discharged to unstable housing and extreme poverty. This was all done without my knowledge, much less consent. 


She was also able to change her biological sex and name in court without my knowledge. At age 19, she underwent another mutilating surgery, which was a radial forearm phalloplasty. 


In spite of the fact that she had and still has private insurance, Medicaid covered all of her hormones and surgeries. More surgeries are to come. The medical harms for transgender identifying children and young people never end.


My once beautiful, healthy, happy daughter is now bearded, sterilized, utilizing a wheelchair, and reports being in constant pain. She is not thriving and did not become her authentic self. She is now a medical patient for life.  


Please do not cower to corporations or special interest groups who threaten economic sanctions if laws are passed to protect vulnerable children.