I’m working on getting a good idiomatic English translation of Streit um elfjährige Transsexuelle: Alex soll in die Psychiatrie – taz.de
But in summary…..
A Nurse decides (probably on religious grounds) that transsexuality is due to parental upbringing, so the eleven year old child will be confined to a locked ward in a mental hospital – then, in the unlikely event she can pretend to be “cured”, placed in a foster home, so her supportive mother will never see her again.
And the court agrees. No expert medical opinion is needed. The appeal has been rejected.
Moral of story: don’t support your Trans child, or they’ll be taken from you, given “reparative therapy”, and you’ll never see them again. If they live.
I think it unlikely they’ll ever release her. Apparently the last girl given this treatment suicided as soon as she was given the opportunity.
I can understand why, if that was the only means of escape. European Catholic psychiatric establishments when aided and abetted by sympathetic courts have something of a reputation.
An appeal to a Federal court is underway… but apparently until then, she’ll be given “masculinising” treatment to coerce her into accepting others’ Reality, one completely contrary to medical opinion. Her mind will be damaged, not merely hurt.
It’s not that the doctors at the clinic are evil. Merely grossly incompetent, ignorant, opinionated, and experimenting on children. They don’t see themselves as heirs to another grossly incompetent, ignorant, opinionated medical experimenter, one Dr Mengele, but that’s what they are.
cross-posted from A.E. Brain