An Australian woman is filing a lawsuit against her former psychiatrist for professional medical misconduct because he advised her to go through with gender transition therapy.
Jay Langadinos, who is now a woman, participated in the sessions held by her doctor, Dr. Jay Langadinos.
Patrick Toohey claims that he diagnosed her with gender dysphoria when she was a teenager and again when she was in her early twenties. He suggested that she undergo testosterone hormone treatment, a double mastectomy, and then a hysterectomy. The Sydney Morning Herald was the first news outlet to cover her legal battle.
When Langadinos was just 19 years old, Toohey found “no contraindication” between serious medical operations and his patient’s gender dysphoria during each consultation, as stated in court documents that were presented in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
The surgeries were given the go light by the attending physician, and the final one, the removal of Langadinos’ womb, was carried out when she was 22 years old.
Langadinos, who is now 31 years old, asserted that her physician ought to have referred her to another physician for a second evaluation and opinion before she had irreparable reconstructive alterations made to her body.
According to the argument made in the claim, Toohey knew or should have known that the circumstances surrounding Langadinos’ case required extra investigation before Toohey could give his approval for additional serious medical treatments.
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Langadinos stated that she “realised that she should not have done it” after receiving hormone therapy as well as the first and second surgery.
Because of this, she experienced a decline in her mental health.
The dilemma that Langadinos is in is emblematic of a growing body of research that indicates that young people who transition between genders, particularly young women, are more likely to experience intense regret for their decision in the years to come.
According to the Herald, Langadinos stated that she had been “damaged and continues to be in pain” as a result of the treatments, which included having her breasts removed, having her uterus removed, and having her ovary removed.
In addition to that, she reportedly suffered from anxiety and sadness, and her psychological functioning was impaired.