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A teenage boy being held at Los Angeles County's Eastlake Juvenile Hall developed enlarged breasts after being given estrogen, a female hormone, to treat oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), according to a lawsuit. The county has refused to comment on the lawsuit, but the Los Angeles Times reports that medical records confirm the boy was given 2 milligrams daily of the hormone while in the detention center. "Estrogen is not a treatment for ODD. I can't be more emphatic about that," James McGough, a professor of clinical psychiatry at UCLA, told the newspaper. "You won't find a reference anywhere that supports the use of estrogen for ODD." The boy's father says he was given the treatment without the family's permission. He says the boy will need surgery to reduce his breasts.

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  2. So, no bob jokes yet? I expected a little tit for tat.

    1. Dr. McGough is mistaken. Whether he simply isn’t abreast of the current medical research or hasn’t committed it all to mammary, I can’t say.

      Oh, you said bob jokes! Sorry.

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    2. Moobs not boobs.

    3. >>bob jokes

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  3. Estrogen is normally stocked at L.A. County juvenile facilities for use as part of hormone therapy for contraception and treatment of gender dysphoria, according to the health services representative.

  4. The facility doctor knows that crazy is easier to tolerate when attached to titties.

    1. Maybe they figured they would give him something to play with to distract him.

  5. “He says the boy will need surgery to reduce his breasts.”

    Only if you need an immediate solution.

    With good diet and exercise, his hormone levels will normalize and the extra adipose tissue will disappear in a matter of months.

    Testosterone treatments might speed things along but would more than likely exacerbate whatever issues put him in juvie in the first place.

    There really isn’t anything that can be said in defense of the county here. The teen years are already hard enough to navigate fucking with a kid’s hormone levels is indefensible.

    1. Only if you need an immediate solution.

      With good diet and exercise, his hormone levels will normalize and the extra adipose tissue will disappear in a matter of months.

      Partial credit. Diet and exercise will help with any stored fat in the area but estrogen can and does cause permanent change to mammary tissues. You should know that even if you never read a HS biology textbook and even if you refuse to read one, a cursory glance at photos of anorexics or malnourished people will show obvious distinctions that aren’t obviously fat-deposition related.

      Diet and exercise could take years and be rather extreme in order to reverse the acts of the hormone and could require additional years to reverse the effects of the diet.

      1. I stand corrected.

  6. Just the next logical step along the path from ‘men are men’ through ‘men are men unless they think they are women’ to arrive at ‘men are men unless anyone thinks they are women’.
    Surely no one expected that level of a decision to avoid government interference?

    1. Just the next logical step along the path from ‘men are men’ through ‘men are men unless they think they are women’ to arrive at ‘men are men unless anyone thinks they are women’.

      Weird. I was just thinking “Real women make sandwiches”.

    2. No, it’s the next logical step in giving boys who act like boys ADHD medication to make them act more like girls.

      1. Which makes me think this “The Handmaid’s Tale” society the libs are freaking out about is just their usual projection – they’re the ones determined to do away with men. I mean, what the hell is ODD? Oppositional defiance disorder, you don’t like being told what to do? Who the hell does like being told what to do except for the sheep who feel safe and secure knowing somebody else is in charge and they’re not responsible for the consequences of their decisions?

        1. Which makes me think this “The Handmaid’s Tale” society the libs are freaking out about is just their usual projection – they’re the ones determined to do away with men.

          Well, until they get the Mars colony up and running, then they’ll need men to work the sperm and joke mines.

          what the hell is ODD?

          From a definition I found online (still can’t post links for some reason – google “ODD” and click on the may clinic link if interested):

          Sometimes it’s difficult to recognize the difference between a strong-willed or emotional child and one with oppositional defiant disorder. It’s normal to exhibit oppositional behavior at certain stages of a child’s development.

          During “certain stages of a child’s development?” Like, maybe, their teenage years? I thought ADHD was generally horseshit, but this just seems like the next step along the path of pathologizing normal childhood development.

          1. There is no grant money if you say you are studying “the terrible twos”.

            1. I think there _is_ a problem when the terrible twos last fifteen years.

        2. “Who the hell does like being told what to do”

          Uh, most women?

          1. That really needs a “/sarc” tag.

            But if you weren’t kidding, then you’re obviously not married.

            1. At least not any more – – – – – –

    3. It’s the nature of leftism. They unmoor you from the truth; here, that boys are boys and girls are girls. They call this liberty. Enough fools believe them, that they really have been “liberated” from the truth. Reality is the real tyrant! But of course to “liberate” you from reality is precisely what totalitarianism is about.

      Only the biggest fools of all thought that, having convinced you that men could be women, this surrealism was in some sense a victory for individual rights–in other words, that they would ultimately leave that decision up to you.

    4. ‘men are men unless anyone thinks they are women’.

      That’s not even what this is. This is “boys will be boys unless they’re too agro for someone to handle and they decide that the boy would be easier to control if he were a woman instead.”

      1. Anyone who thinks that has never tried to control a woman lol

  7. There really isn’t anything that can be said in defense of the county here.

    Qualified Immunity

  8. So the Democrats who run Los Angeles have decided you can be transgender, whether you want to or not.

    1. Men can be women. No sooner is this admitted to the realm of things that can be true, than it becomes a public decision. Newspeak, like any other manipulations of reality, never exists for its own sake, it is always to serve a purpose. Only those foolish enough to want to consider this Orwellian nonsense part of their “social liberalism” were ever foolish enough to believe otherwise.

  9. Welcome to the one party state of California.

    1. That’s the one party–one gender state.

  10. Brickbat: Boobs

    With a headline like that Mr. Oliver clearly knows his audience.

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  13. He says the boy will need surgery to reduce his breasts.

    He says the boy spends all day in the bathroom now.

  14. Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)?

    Isn’t that just basically being a teenager?

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