Canadian Doctor Pockets $9,000 to Remove Breasts from 14-Year-Old Girls Who Believe They’re ‘Boys’
TORONTO, Ontario, July 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A plastic surgeon in Toronto who calls himself a “leader in the LGBT community” has admitted to performing double mastectomies on girls as young as fourteen who believe themselves to be 'boys.'
Dr. Marc DuPéré will perform the procedure, despite the vast majority of children with gender identity confusion eventually reverting to their natal sex, as long as the teen girl is “firm about the decision to transition,” he wrote in a now deleted post on his website.
DuPéré defended what he calls “top surgery” of young girls in an interview with LifeSiteNews.
“Parents should encourage questioning with their children to understand ‘their story’,” he said.
His Visage Clinic in Toronto offers these “top surgeries” for about $9,000 and he recalls removing the breasts of two 14-year-old girls in the last five years. He also admits he’s done a few more of these surgeries on girls 15 and 16-years-old.
This is major surgery.
Double mastectomies typically leave scars on the patient’s chest while removing the possiblity of a woman breastfeeding any future children.
There’s also the ever-present possibility a girl or woman who gets such a surgery may later change her mind. Even DuPéré admits there is a risk of “regret”.
It’s not an insignificant risk.
In an online video, pediatrician Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, warns that children who think they are anything other than their biological gender usually change their minds later on.
“Sex is determined at conception by our DNA, stamped into every cell of our bodies,” she says in that video. “Human sexuality is binary. Either you have a normal Y chromosome and develop into a male, or you don’t and you will develop into a female.
“There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women,” says Cretella. “Hormones and surgery cannot, and do not, change this.”
Cretella has called the transition-affirming movement that purports to help children nothing more than "institutionalized child abuse" that causes "untold psychological damage."