The nonprofit organization Do No Harm has published proposed legislation aimed at shielding vulnerable adolescents and children from highly experimental therapy that is purported to be “gender-affirming.”
The group released the “Detransitioner Bill of Rights” this week. This is a model law that state leaders could use to protect people who have been “harmed due to experimental gender modification procedures.”
“This innovating model law has been created to provide support as well as justice for those who were wrongfully abandoned by medical providers when they were trying to detransition from damaging and experimental gender-altering treatments they underwent as children,” Do no Harm said.
The goal of the model bill is to make sure that people who have detransitioned have the right to informed agreement, good care, openness with the public, health insurance, legal return, and justice.
As the law stands, doctors can only give “pharmaceutical or surgical care” to children who have a problem with their sex not matching their perceived gender if they get permission from the actual minor as well as their parents. The sample bill says that children can’t be turned away from mental health treatment.
Also, gender centers “must offer a report of data regarding every aspect of gender transition treatments” to keep things open and honest with the public. Do No Harm’s law says that if the state’s funds have been used to cover expenses for a “gender change procedure,” they must additionally be used to pay for a “detransition procedure.”
The model bill also says that doctors who do gender-related surgeries or give meds should be held personally responsible for all of the expenses involved in the detransition procedure.
“Any medical professional or doctor who provides an underage person with gender transition procedures is completely liable for that minor if the process of treatment or even the after-effects associated with that treatment, which includes subsequent detransition procedures, results in any kind of injury, which includes psychological, physical, emotional, or even physiological damage, over the next 25 years,” it said.
The group’s chairman, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, said that the model law “is an important step toward protecting the rights as well as the well-being of kids who have gone through experimental gender transition treatments.”
“Medical professionals need to openly acknowledge the dire condition of detransitioners while investigating ways that will assist and support the people who regret having these procedures,” Goldfarb stated.
The head of the group, Kristina Rasmussen, said that the plan would protect the rights and also the well-being of kids who are in danger.
“The Detransitioner Bill of Rights is an important step toward assisting adolescents who have been pushed toward procedures that could result in life-long pain and suffering,” said Rasmussen.