A Minnesota woman who has decided to detransition from a transgender male is suing the doctors who performed a double mastectomy on her when she was just 16.
Luka Hein, now 21, claims she was going through a tough time emotionally as a teenager, when her parents were getting divorced and when she was being groomed online by a man from another state.
As she struggled with her mental health during this time, she said she found influencers online who extolled the virtues of breast surgery and hormones.
Hein then met with staff members at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, who she claims coerced her into undergoing “top” surgery and started her on hormone treatments.
She says the surgery and treatments left her in constant pain and may have robbed her of the chance of becoming a mother.
“I was going through the darkest and most chaotic time in my life, and instead of being given the help I needed, these doctors affirmed that chaos into reality,” she told the Daily Mail.
She added that she should not have been able to consent to the surgery and treatments, as she was still a minor.