Earlier today, we did a post on a bombshell thread by Transphobe of the Year Matt Walsh. He did an expose on services that, for 150 bucks, will write you a letter saying you have gender dysphoria and recommending whatever “treatment” you want. Walsh’s producer was able to obtain a letter to remove his testicles after a 22-minute Zoom call. And the reason these services claim you have gender dysphoria is so that insurance will cover the procedure.
So that’s the sort of “professional” diagnosis that will get you your ticket to gender-affirming surgery.
Ari Drennen, who covers LGBTQ stuff for Media Matters, set Walsh straight, saying it’s not the medical professional’s job to stop you from mutilating your body.
If you are an adult and you want to remove your testicles it is not the job of a medical professional to stop you, and it certainly is not Matt Walsh’s job, either. This is not difficult. https://t.co/tTHMpfrpao
— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) June 7, 2023
Patients don’t remove their own testicles. Doctors do it and they claim a medical basis for the procedure that we have proven to be a total lie. It’s not a doctor’s job to perform whatever surgery a patient happens to ask for. This should not need to be explained. https://t.co/t2rmwwhLdz
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 7, 2023
There’s a difference between “not stopping them” and “doing it for them”. This is not difficult.
— Shay 🌈🌸✨ (@ShayWoulahan) June 7, 2023
It really is the job of medical professionals to stop people trying to harm themselves.
— Billy Bragg (@Serena_Partrick) June 7, 2023
I was reported to Texas Medical Board for prescribing ivermectin over telemedicine. Yet a nurse can sign someone up over the phone to get castrated, no problem.
— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) June 7, 2023
I’m of the opinion that the adult “men” who have their own testicles removed are not much of a loss to society. But I agree that just the wearing of a white coat and having a nice clinic doesn’t disguise the “Mengeles” posing as doctors, either.
— Anthony Formica (@AnthonyFormic13) June 7, 2023
"If you are an adult and you want to remove your own testicles…" is just how most people open their arguments. Nothing completely bonkers there.
— Slim Wiggy (@SlimWiggy) June 7, 2023
I don't like my pinky finger, please remove it
— Phil (@P_J_Kopp) June 7, 2023
There’s plenty of precedent for punishing reckless surgeries even if the patient asks for it. They want an exemption for sexual mutilation. Vile.
— Jon Gant (@hrJonGant) June 7, 2023
It damn well is the doctors responsibility to determine if the patient is of sound mind and knows the psychological consequences.
— Christine ⛷🏒🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@Silkshakes) June 7, 2023
The 2SLGBTQIA+ are not sending their best!
— Whitewalker420 (@whitewalker420) June 7, 2023
Exactly. A patient cannot dictate care. We can give options that are safe and effective but someone cannot just decide they want something and force a doctor to do it against best care. Unfortunately many doctors have sold their souls.
— Maggie 🇿🇦 (@maggiecswart) June 7, 2023
Note that Drennen specifies — here but nowhere else — that we’re dealing with an adult. Should minors be able to get a letter recommending a double mastectomy after a 22-minute Zoom call? Obviously, right? Trans kids know what they’re doing.
Matt Walsh exposes alleged gender transition approval ‘scam’ (video)https://t.co/hYS9lFNIhO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 7, 2023