What’s Current: Detransitioner sues Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for transitioning her as a child

  • A young detransitioned woman referred to as Layla Jane is suing the medical group and hospital that facilitated her medical transition between the ages of 12 to 17, which included puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and a double mastectomy at 13 years old. The 18-year-old plaintiff is represented by the Dhillon Law Group and LiMandri & Jonna LLP in conjunction with the Center for American Liberty. On Wednesday, a letter of intent to sue was sent to the Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals alleging “gross negligence,” accusing Kaiser of allowing “radical, inadequately studied, off-label, and essentially experimental treatment to occur on minors.” Layla told Fox News, “I don’t think I should have been allowed to change my sex before I could legally consent to have sex.”
  • Chilliwack School District trustee Heather Maahs has been reprimanded after criticizing “obstacles” preventing parents from having the ability to complain about sex ed material they find inappropriate in schools. On Friday, the Chilliwack School District announced that Maahs had been censured after breaching its Code of Conduct, saying:

“Trustees have an obligation to carry out their duties faithfully, diligently, and in a manner that will inspire public confidence in the ability and integrity of the board.”

  • The Canadian Cancer Society is drawing criticism for recommending that men who  identify as women undergo pap smears as part of a cervical cancer screening process.
  • Leader of the Victorian Liberals, John Pesutto, is threatening Victorian Liberal MP Moira Deeming with expulsion from the Parliamentary Party after she attended Kellie-Jay Keen’s “Let Women Speak” event in Melbourne. On Twitter, Deeming said, “Let me clear – I have done nothing wrong. Those who organized the Let Women Speak event on the weekend have done nothing wrong.”
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Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist from Vancouver, BC. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including The Spectator, UnHerd, Quillette, the CBC, New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and is now exiled in Mexico with her very photogenic dog.