A woman who underwent a double mastectomy at just 22 years old in an attempt to appear male has urged the US state of Ohio to protect gender-confused children from ever opening the “Pandora’s Box of gender ideology”.
Speaking in support of the ‘Saving Adolescents from Experimentation’ proposals, 26-year-old Morgan Keller explained how five years ago she was “put on life-altering cross-sex hormones with minimal questioning or treatment of my underlying issues” before detransitioning earlier this year.
The Bill, which is currently being considered by Ohio’s Senate, would prevent children from undergoing ‘sex-swap’ surgery, or taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to resemble the opposite sex.
Keller said that despite “a lifetime of body image issues and an increasing desperation to become anybody but myself”, medics didn’t “dig deeper with me on why I felt so disconnected from my female body”.
I needed the practitioners that I trusted to help me make peace with my body, not affirm my delusion that hormones and a cosmetic mastectomy might make me feel better.
“I feel like once I walked into that gender clinic, medicalisation was the only option. I needed the practitioners that I trusted to help me make peace with my body, not affirm my delusion that hormones and a cosmetic mastectomy might make me feel better. I needed them to just say no.”
She reflected that after she stopped taking testosterone: “I would lay in bed all day sitting with the realisation I would never be able to breastfeed children that I didn’t even know that I wanted at the time when I got my mastectomy”.
“With this Bill we can ensure that children in Ohio are protected from ever waking up and finding themselves in my position.”
In October, a top European psychiatrist warned that an ideologically driven agenda is harming gender-confused children in the US.
Finnish-born Professor Riittakerttu Kaltiala hit out against the “widespread transitioning of gender-distressed minors” in the States.
In 2020, Finland’s national public health service recognised the “experimental” nature of the ‘gender-affirming model’ and recommended sex swaps be postponed “until adulthood.”