A trans man says denying transgender medical procedures on minors is akin to mass murder but admits he was ‘too young’ for his own double mastectomy.
The comments came from Reece, a trans man, interviewed by Dr Phil during an episode which focused on transgender people who had medical intervention at a young age.
Reece said starting his transitioning journey at the age of eleven was ‘overwhelming and scary’ but in hindsight was ‘grateful’ and said allowing minors to explore this is vital for their mental health.
He said denying medical intervention to children who are ready to explore their ‘true gender’ is more ‘traumatizing’ and ‘transgender genocide.’
A trans man, named Reece, has said denying transgender medical procedures on minors is akin to mass murder but admits he was ‘too young’ for his own double mastectomy
The comments came from Reece, a trans man, interviewed by Dr Phil during an episode which focused on transgender people who had medical intervention at a young age
‘Being able to start my transition at 11 was just so overwhelming and scary, but exciting, and I feel grateful,’ he said.
‘Say that a trans person came out at 8, and they had to wait till they were 18 to start hormone replacement therapy and not even able to get puberty blockers so their body has to fully now go through puberty.’
‘That now makes transitioning 10 times more hard (sic) and traumatizing.’
Legal regulations to prevent these procedures being done on minors is ‘horrendous’ in Reece’s eyes who said its ‘life-saving healthcare.’
‘It’s extremely important for trans youth to be able to transition at puberty, I think, without that, all of these kids who know who they are deep down inside would never get the opportunity to live their childhood as their truth. And I think that’s just horrendous,’ he said.
‘I think it’s just transgender genocide. If I was not able to transition at the age I was, I would not have made it to 18. I do not think the government should be denying trans health care. It’s life-saving healthcare.’
Reece, however, contradicts himself saying that he wished that he’d waited rather than going for his double mastectomy at the age of 15 when he was eligible.
‘I didn’t want to wait. I was eligible at 15,’ he said.
‘I went to get it at 15 and I just was too young to go through with it at that age for myself personally.
‘Someone who has a bigger chest who is also that age would definitely need it if they felt like they did, and I think they should be able to get it.’
After Reece again stressed the importance of transgender medical procedures and how denying them is a death sentence, another guest, Ryan, who regretted their temporary transition asked about social pressures ‘pushing transgender ideology.’
‘What do you think about this thing that’s going around in society, where a lot of people are being canceled for questioning over-affirmation?’ she said.
‘For example, if I had a friend who identified as transgender, I would be wanting to question. I’d be like, ‘Why do you think you’re transgender?’ And not because I don’t think they should transition or that I hate trans people.
‘I just want to make sure that they’re making the right decision for them. Because hormones and surgeries are very, very permanent.’
Ryan went on to add that she believes there is a huge pressure on medical professionals as well who are often labelled ‘transphobic’ if they deny trans care.
‘I feel like a lot of doctors are put into a corner too, because if they deny trans care for someone because they don’t think they’re trans, or they’re transgender, they can be labeled as transphobic,’ she said.
Legal regulations to prevent these procedures being done on minors is ‘horrendous’ in Reece’s eyes who said its ‘life-saving healthcare’
After Reece again stressed the importance of transgender medical procedures and how denying them is a death sentence
‘I have no idea what kind of consequences that could have on their medical career.’
‘I feel like a lot of people are put into a corner, and they just give it to everyone out of fear for what might happen to their career if they don’t.’
As transgender politics have become more mainstream over the past decade, some young people have come away regretting their procedures and questioning why society allowed minors to make such life-altering decisions for themselves.
In a DailyMail.com exclusive, one such person recounted her time at a detransition seminar she’d attended saying that she often felt ostracized from the trans and detransitioned community.
In a post to her Substack blog, Michelle Zacchigna, 34, who goes by the penname Michelle Alleva, said she spends a lot of her time in detransition spaces.
At the end of November 2022, Michelle said that she attended a symposium on detransition research held at York University in Toronto and was ‘disappointed’ by how they ‘downplayed’ experiences of regret.
She slammed health care professionals who provide affirmation as a diagnosis claiming that teaching that ‘gender identity is innate, people who identify as transgender are born that way, and that transition can be lifesaving’ is having a contrasting affect on many.
Tennessee became the latest state to totally ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youth after Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill prohibiting surgeries and hormone treatments on Thursday.
Canadian detransitioned woman, Michelle, said that she feels ostracized from others like her and is left feeling ‘nauseous’ as the community continue to push pro-transgender medical intervention
Michelle detailed her troubled time at school – which fed into her feelings of anxiety and depression
They joined a wave of conservative states to pass or consider laws restricting gender-affirming health care.
Mississippi’s bill banning surgeries, hormone therapies, and puberty blockers for minors was signed into law on Tuesday.
As of last June, over a dozen states were implementing or considering such laws, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Similar bans are making their way through legislatures or have recently passed in Utah, South Dakota and Iowa.