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Translation of the first article:

Leo was injured in trans care - now the hospital has reported itself

ASSIGNMENT INVESTIGATION · Natalie's son Leo has been injured in trans care. Karolinska Hospital has now registered themselves for their care of Leo. The background is Assignment review revealing that several young people have received serious injuries from treatment in trans care. - I am happy and relieved that the care now acknowledges that they have done wrong, says Leo's mother Natalie.

Leo was only eleven years old when the medical treatment with stop hormones was started. The idea was to stop puberty because Leo, a born girl, identifies as a boy. Just over four years after the treatment was started, it was discovered that he suffered from osteoporosis and vertebral changes, he has stayed in the plant and has back and hip pain.

Only after four and a half years, when Leo finally complained daily of pain, was the skeleton checked. At that time, no checks on bone density had been made during the years he was treated with stop hormones. A treatment that has known risks and according to experts should not last longer than a couple of years.

Continued risk of incorrect treatment In November last year, Uppdrag's review revealed that Leo and at least twelve other children had side effects and were injured by hormone treatments in trans care at Karolinska University Hospital.

After the report, the hospital has made its own investigation of the Leo case. They now state that he and other children have been exposed to the risk of "serious care injury" and that there is a continued risk of incorrect treatment. In the report, the hospital states that they have not had any routines for checking bone density and that the family "has not received sufficient and clear information about known side effects of the treatment"

They also state that there are a number of shortcomings that can affect and harm children who are treated in trans care. On the one hand, the scientific basis is weak, which means that it is not possible to know whether the treatment is useful or safe. On the one hand, care is divided between two care providers, which complicates overall responsibility for investigation, diagnosis and follow-up of side effects.

Was not caught by the care In addition, the hospital writes that "it is clear that the diagnosis of gender dysphoria is not static" and that it happens that patients no longer want to undergo gender correction after the stop hormones have been released.

In the investigation, a doctor writes that Leo should not have received the treatment from the beginning, because they did not take into account psychiatric problems, suicide attempts and that he himself expressed hesitation, which was not captured by the care.

This is what happens when only affirmative therapy is encouraged. Deciding what to do in these cases has potential harm on both sides of that decision, but only the potential harm on one side is currently discussed and supported (the idea of suicides in children who are denied early transition) while the potential harm on the other side is ignored and minimized without any proper medical research.

So the "life-saving treatment" may then destroy lives, but because the issue has become a social justice one (for adults!) and not a medical one, we play dice with young children. That is fucking awful.

Translation of the second article

Rasmus said no to trans care of his child - was reported by care

ASSIGNMENT REVIEW · When Rasmus' 12-year-old children came out as trans, the health service wanted to start hormone treatment. Due to the risk of irreversible damage to his child, Rasmus said no. He was then reported to the social services. Assignment review has been in contact with several families who have been exposed to the same thing. It was a couple of years ago that Rasmus when 12-year-old children, born as a boy, came out as a trance and identified themselves as a girl.

The gender identity clinic where the child received care wanted to start treatment with stop hormones, but Rasmus was hesitant.

  • I wanted to know what stop hormones were, what kind of medicine it is. Then I realized quite quickly that there were irreversible, ie irreversible, aspects of this. My child could risk becoming sterile, says Rasmus.

Some time into the treatment, Rasmus abruptly said no to his children continuing to receive stop hormones - and was reported to the social services.

The head of operations at the gender identity clinic informed Rasmus that they judged that his refusal could "be to the detriment of the young person through increased anxiety and anxiety about the future".

Several cases of reports of unrest SVT has been in contact with several families who have experienced the same thing; when they oppose medication, they have been reported worried. A family was deprived of their child for a short time because they said no to stop hormones.

Stop hormones pause the body's development, when the treatment is stopped, puberty should start and the body should recover. Assignment review in the autumn could reveal that at least thirteen minors had serious side effects and injuries from hormone treatments and treatments with stop hormones.

The head of operations who reported Rasmus writes today to Uppdrag granskning that: “The report of concern was made at a stage when one parent opposed an ongoing treatment that it had previously agreed to. It became a bit complicated for everyone involved and eventually resulted in a report of concern. " Registration was canceled In February, the National Board of Health and Welfare completely reversed its recommendation of treatment with stop hormones in minors with gender dysphoria.

From having previously described the treatment as "safe and secure", it is now established that the risks outweigh the possible benefits. It is now recommended that the treatments be performed only in exceptional cases.

The National Board of Health and Welfare has no special recommendation regarding reports of anxiety during hormone treatments of minors with gender dysphoria, but refers to the general guidelines:

"The staff is obliged to make a report to the social services if, for example, they are told that you are exposed to crime, get sick, or feel so bad that there is danger to your life or health," writes a press spokesperson at the National Board of Health and Welfare for Assignment review.

In Rasmus' case, the social services wrote off the report and his children re-identified themselves as boys shortly afterwards.