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Nebraska woman who detransitioned sues doctors who facilitated removal of ‘healthy breasts’ when she was a teen battling mental health



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Nebraska woman Luka Hein is suing Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physicians who facilitated in her gender transition when she was a teenager; Hein has since detransitioned.

Hein, who is being represented by the Center for American Liberty, filed the suit last week, for removal of her healthy breasts when she was a depressed teenager who struggled with mental health.

“Proceeding straight to breast amputation in a depressed, anxiety-ridden, gender-confused adolescent, who was incapable of understanding the lasting consequences of her decision, constitutes negligence for which Defendants are jointly and severally liable,” the lawsuit states.

Fox News reports:

Throughout adolescence, Hein struggled with her mental health and traumatic experiences, including being allegedly groomed and threatened by an adult man. She had serious mental-health struggles at age 13. By 15 she was diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” and put on a fast track to have her breasts removed, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that despite Hein’s history, doctors rushed her into gender transition without considering her psychological comorbidities. It says the defendants used deceptive euphemisms and unscientific terminology to sell gender-transition procedures to Hein.

For instance, their use of the phrase “masculinizing hormone therapy” was misleading as the process does not heal the patient but does “inflict harm that causes malfunctioning and malformation of the teenage body and brain,” according to the lawsuit. Testosterone injections, which Hein received as part of her attempted sex change, can cause many negative side effects including high blood pressure and permanent bodily changes such as the development of an Adam’s apple, deepening of the voice, abnormal hair growth, and male pattern balding of the scalp.

The lawsuit says defendants were also negligent in other ways, such as in their shifting from a standard medical diagnosis to the “affirming care” model, which embraces a person’s gender delusion as fact and discourages questioning.

Allegedly one doctor, Nahia J. Amoura, was prepared to go even further. “About a year after starting Luka on testosterone, Dr. Amoura recommended to Luka that she surgically remove her uterus in a partial hysterectomy as the next step in her ‘transition,’” the lawsuit states. The hysterectomy would have permanently sterilized Hein and created hormonal imbalances that would have required long-term medical follow-ups.

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Medical Mystery: Parasitic Worm Found in Australian Woman’s Brain Medical Mystery



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In a startling medical discovery, a 64-year-old Australian woman’s ongoing “mystery illness” was traced back to a parasitic worm that had taken up residence in her brain.

Neurosurgeon Hari Priya Bandi, who was conducting a biopsy at Canberra Hospital in June 2022, stumbled upon a 3-inch wriggling worm within the patient’s skull. The finding left the medical team shocked and intrigued.

According to reports from the Canberra Times newspaper, based in Canberra, Australia, Bandi recalled her initial reaction, stating, “I just thought: ‘What is that? It doesn’t make any sense. But it’s alive and moving.'” The discovery was followed by a mix of curiosity and unease as the team watched the parasite continue its animated movements. The worm’s vigorous activity inside a human brain was a baffling revelation.

The parasitic intruder was subsequently identified as the larva of an Australian native roundworm known as Ophidascaris robertsi. This species of worm is typically found in carpet pythons. Previous to this case the roundworm was not recognized as a parasite affecting humans.

Bandi and infectious diseases physician Sanjaya Senanayake collaborated on an article detailing this extraordinary case, which was published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The patient had endured a year of perplexing symptoms leading up to the worm’s discovery. Prior to the brain biopsy, the woman had been admitted to a local hospital in southeast New South Wales with a range of issues including abdominal pain, diarrhea, a persistent dry cough, and night sweats.

As her condition worsened, she was eventually taken to Canberra Hospital after experiencing three months of memory loss and deepening depression. Scans of her brain prompted doctors to perform the biopsy in hopes of uncovering a cancerous growth or an abscess not a parasitic creepy crawler wiggling around in her head.

The revelation of a live parasite within the patient’s brain left the surgical team perplexed. According to reports from Fox News and The Associated Press, Senanayake expressed their collective amazement, stating, “This patient had been treated … for what was a mystery illness that we thought ultimately was an immunological condition because we hadn’t been able to find a parasite before and then out of nowhere, this big lump appeared in the frontal part of her brain.”

Following the successful removal of the worm, the patient’s neuropsychiatric symptoms showed improvement, although some persisted. The woman’s gratitude for finally understanding the cause of her ailments was evident.

Six months after the removal procedure, her condition continued to improve, although ongoing monitoring remained a priority due to the novel nature of the infection.

Scientists delved into the potential source of the worm’s presence in the woman’s brain and discovered her proximity to a habitat for carpet pythons. Even though she had no direct contact with these snakes, researchers theorized that she might have ingested the worms’ eggs inadvertently from native vegetation.

This remarkable case not only underscores the intricate connections between human health and the environment but also highlights the ongoing mysteries that the medical field continues to unravel.

Follow Alexander Carter on Twitter @AlexCarterDC for more!

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