A girl who detransitioned after deciding to identify as a boy and undergoing a mastectomy at age 15 has blamed professionals for letting her go ahead with the procedure.
Jasmine, who was a patient at the controversial Tavistock transgender clinic, says her decision to transition to male was a ‘mistake’ and she now feels like a ‘mutilated experiment gone wrong’, The Telegraph reported.
She was reportedly referred to the London-based clinic by a trans charity and only saw professionals three times. Jasmine also claims she was referred to be prescribed cross-sex hormones and put on the waiting list for a mastectomy after her second appointment.
Jasmine, who has spoken out as part of a new ITV documentary called The Clinic, is one of several people to criticise the Tavistock centre. An interim review carried out by paediatrician Dr Hilary Cass in July last year called the clinic’s model ‘unsustainable’.
A spokesperson with the Tavistock centre told the newspaper it is working with NHS England to provide a new model of care. MailOnline has approached the Tavistock centre for comment.
Read more: ‘I was referred to Tavistock trans clinic at age 15 – I feel like a mutilated experiment gone wrong’: Girl who detransitioned after deciding to identify as a boy and have a mastectomy blames professionals for letting her go ahead with it