(FreedomBeacon.com)- Young girls who are gender-confused may “try out” testosterone, according to a gender-affirming physician who works with Plume, an online telemedicine service that provides gender-affirming hormone treatment via a mobile app.
Dr. Jennifer Wares, an expert in emergency care, remarked in response to a tweet from author Amanda Jette Knox, who was making fun of a young lady who was lamenting her decision to transition due to the permanent consequences of testosterone.
You may “test out” T if you choose to do so, with appropriate informed consent, says the gender medicine doctor present. Voice lowering usually takes longer than two days, but if it does, one may quit and avoid waiting a year. We are flexible.
Wares responded that she works for Plume and that the service has a screening process and only provides hormones for those with dysphoria. Another Twitter user suggested testosterone could be easily obtained online without needing an official diagnosis of gender dysphoria via providers such as Plume.
But as The Post Millennial noted earlier this year, this is at odds with the content on Plume’s website, which boasts of “having no gatekeeping and no letters necessary to receive care.”
Users can obtain prescriptions for “gender-affirming” hormones by paying a monthly membership fee of $99, and according to the website, the majority of patients have their prescriptions sent to the pharmacy on the same day as their initial appointment with one of the “experienced ‘gender-affirming’ care providers.”
This looks different from the thorough screening procedure to get proper informed consent that Wares discussed in the Twitter conversation.
Carol, a detransitioned lesbian who speaks out against the dangers of gender-affirming treatment, received the same counsel Wares dispensing on Twitter. Carol describes how her doctor told her to try testosterone; if she felt better, she would know the medication was correct for her.
In a video, Carol explains how she followed her doctor’s advice and felt better. However, she claims that this wasn’t because testosterone was the right choice for her; instead, it was because testosterone is an anabolic steroid, and when a woman—especially one who is depressed—is given one, she will feel much better because it is a mood-enhancer that gives them energy and a good feeling.
Carol wisely notes, “I wasn’t trans. I was using drugs.
Many young ladies, like myself, have received testosterone prescriptions inadvertently and unwillingly.