Detransitioner sues American Academy of Pediatrics, accuses it of pressuring gender change on youths

Isabel Ayala, 20, is suing her doctors along with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), accusing them of imposing and implementing “gender-affirming medicalization” on her when she was a child.

“Plaintiff Isabel M. Ayala (real name Giovanni Ayala) is the unfortunate victim of a group of actors who put politics and ideology above the safety, health, and well-being of children,” the complaint states. Ta.

The complaint alleges that the AAP, seven doctors, and 15 “John Does” have engaged in “a collective failure to properly treat Ms. Ayala’s suicidal thoughts, including civil conspiracy, fraud, medical malpractice, and other related acts.” He was found guilty of “cause.” , depression and anxiety.

At age 14, Ayala’s doctors convinced her to begin testosterone and other hormone therapy to begin the transition to having a boy. Ayala later attempted suicide after six months of treatment, but claimed she was still in transitional treatment.

Transsexuals have begun suing medical clinics for promoting gender reassignment treatment when they were children. (Getty)

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The lawsuit said the process was likely motivated by a 2018 AAP policy statement promoting guidance to help children receive “gender-affirming care.”

In August, the AAP quietly reaffirmed this policy, but acknowledged that systematic reviews are needed to assess the success of treatments. Nevertheless, the AAP maintained its current policy.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Del Monte asserted that “the board is confident that the existing evidence supports the appropriateness of current policy.” “At the same time, the board recognized that additional details would be helpful here.”

Jason Rafferty, the lead author of the policy, is also one of the defendants.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has reaffirmed its support for “gender-affirming” care for children, although it acknowledges the need for further review. (Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Ayala is seeking “compensatory and punitive damages,” as well as “attorney’s fees and costs, and any other relief that this court deems appropriate and just.”

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“Isabelle is now 20 years old and longs to regain the healthy female body she was born with,” the lawsuit states. “The changes that testosterone has had on her body are not a group of ideologues trying to advance their own agenda and promote social issues, but rather a group of ideologues trying to assess her mental health and provide the care she needs. A constant reminder that she needed unbiased medical professionals to give her an even wider conspiracy at her expense.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to the American Academy of Pediatrics for comment, but has not yet received a response.

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The Ayalas lawsuit is the first to target the American Academy of Pediatrics’ gender treatment policies. (License/Getty Images)


Ayala’s lawsuit is the latest in a growing list of detransitioned youth suing clinics, doctors and other entities for “grave misconduct” in promoting experimental gender treatments. be. But Ayala is the first to directly target AAP.

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