A woman is taking legal action against two Wisconsin surgeons and the University of Wisconsin Hospital, accusing them of performing sex-change surgeries without her proper consent. This disturbing case highlights the dangers of gender reassignment and the need for stricter regulations in this controversial medical field.
According to the lawsuit, surgeons Jay Lick and Katherine Gast allegedly performed surgeries on the woman when she was only 19 and 21 years old, removing her uterus and performing a double mastectomy, respectively. Shockingly, the woman did not receive an independent medical diagnosis for gender dysphoria prior to these life-altering procedures. This raises questions about the doctors’ ethical responsibilities and the lack of informed consent that the woman claims to have given.
The woman’s attorney revealed that her client had a complex journey, from identifying as a lesbian to identifying as nonbinary, in an attempt to address her psychological distress and childhood trauma. However, she eventually realized that her issues were not related to her gender identity, but rather to her past experiences. This realization led her to detransition, giving up testosterone therapy and acknowledging her biological sex. But unfortunately, it was too late to reverse the surgeries that were performed without proper informed consent.
The irreversible effects of these surgeries have caused immense emotional and psychological harm to the woman. She mourns the loss of her ability to conceive a family naturally, which is especially difficult for her given her Jewish cultural background. Her attorney emphasized that this case is not a ploy for media attention, but a legitimate attempt to seek justice for her client’s personal injury.
In response to the lawsuit, UW Health stated, “UW Health and its providers care deeply for the health and well-being of patients and work hard every day to ensure patients receive the best possible care.” However, they did not provide any additional information on the case or how informed consent is obtained at their hospital. This raises concerns about the hospital’s practices and whether they prioritize their patients’ well-being above all else.
This case comes at a time when Wisconsin’s Senate has approved a bill to ban sex-reassignment surgeries for minors. However, Governor Tony Evers plans to veto the measure, stating that it is not the government’s place to interfere in medical decisions. This brings attention to the controversial debate surrounding gender reassignment surgeries and the need for stricter regulations to protect vulnerable individuals from irreversible harm.