Mutilated and forever scarred, one woman told members of a medical panel on Friday that if she is still able to have children, she will never be able to breastfeed them. Two years after being mutilated by surgeons whom she claimed were really just “activists” in smocks, Chloe Cole’s chest remains bandaged, her nipples bleeding interminably.
Amidst jeers from transsexual activists, Chloe Cole joined other victims of so-called “gender-affirming treatment” in Orlando to tell the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine Joint Rules/Legislative Committee why children and adolescents should be protected from sterilizing puberty blockers and genital mutilation.
They evidently impressed upon the officials the urgency of taking action, because, according to WKMG, the panel ultimately signed off on a draft rule — favored by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration — that would prohibit doctors from mutilating persons with gender dysphoria under the age of 18.
The medical boards’ rule workshop, which took place Friday morning at the Hyatt Regency near the Orlando airport, met to discuss a potential ban on puberty-blockers and genital mutilation for minors. After so-called expert testimonies were given, the floor was opened up to both advocates and critics.
18-year-old Chloe Cole spoke to the horrors of her experience, both transitioning and de-transitioning.
Cole told the board: “At 13, I started taking puberty blockers and testosterone. At 15, I underwent a double mastectomy in which my breasts were removed and my nipples were grafted. And yet, at 16, after years of medically transitioning, I came to realize I severely regretted my transition.”
“From a young age I was actually quite a very feminine girl, though I did somewhat model myself after my older brothers,” Cole said, suggesting that she began to question her identity after being inundated with “inappropriate content” in “an echo chamber of far-left ideology.”
In that echo chamber, Cole indicated the following claims prevailed: “sex and gender are separate, women are inherently victims, men are inherently superior in every way,” and children with gender dysphoria need drugs and surgery.
“All of the talk about mental health, self-perception, pronouns and ideology leads me to this question: Why is the mental health epidemic not being addressed with mental health treatment to get at the root causes for why female adolescents like me want to reject their bodies?” asked Cole.
Cole noted that she was not suicidal when she began taking hormones, but doctors nevertheless threatened her parents: “Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living son? … This is how activists talk.”
Cole spelled out the consequence of the doctors’ activism: “I want to be a mother someday, and yet I can never naturally feed … my future children. My breasts were beautiful and now they have been incinerated for nothing. Thank you, modern medicine.”
Another female victim, unnamed, explained that after “transitioning,” she ceased menstruating and grew facial hair. Although initially “elated,” she realized her mental health had not improved as a result of the chemical treatment.
The victim said, “I became more suicidal, more instable. The anxiety became debilitating.”
After a suicide attempt, she found religion. Unlike the drugs and chemicals, she said her relationship with Jesus ameliorated her suffering, prompting her to de-transition and accept her “womanhood.” She said that after getting off of testosterone, her “mental health improved exponentially.”… (Read more)