Double mastectomies (breast removal known as ‘top’ surgery) for girls who want to appropriate boyhood have skyrocketed since 2016.
Researchers Rishub Karan Das, Dr. Galen Perdikis, Dr. Salam Al Kasis and others found “the annual number of gender-affirming chest surgeries increased by 389%” between 2016 to 2019, according to a study published by the pediatric network of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oct. 17.
Between 2016 and 2019, an estimated 1,130 chest reconstruction surgeries were performed on children under the age of 18, according to the study.
Female children were among the highest number of patients, with 1,114 chest reconstruction surgeries performed to masculinize an adolescent chest, compared to the 16 feminizing chest reconstruction surgeries performed during the same period, according to JAMA.
The study also found that many of the children had underlying issues.
“Psychiatric conditions were the most common comorbidities, 21.1% of patients had anxiety and 16.2% had depression. Only 19.9% of adolescents who underwent chest reconstruction used gender-affirming hormone therapy,” the study reported.
Among adolescent patients who received chest reconstruction surgeries in 2019, the data found 77.9% were White, compared to 12.2% Hispanic and 2.7% Black.
Of the 1.6 million transgender people ages 13 and older in the U.S., 300,000 are between 13 and 17 years of age, according to the JAMA study.
Binary spokeswoman Kirralie Smith said the statistics were horrifying.
“Thousands of girls are being sold the lie they can change their sex,” she said. “They can’t.
“Amputating perfectly healthy breasts to appear like a boy will not result in them becoming a boy.
“These children are being experimented on for the sake of a political ideology. It is obscene and abusive.
“No child can consent to such destructive and permanent procedures.”
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