Lawsuit Alleges Medical Coercion in Gender Transition: Layton Ulery’s Disturbing Journey
Medical Professionals Accused of Forcing Gender Transition on Layton Ulery
In a shocking lawsuit, Layton Ulery, a North Carolina resident, has taken legal action against prominent medical practitioners, accusing them of pressuring her into undergoing gender reassignment procedures.
Layton alleges that during her adolescence, she was led down a path of transitioning while suffering from multiple personality disorder, a fractured mental state.
Her legal complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com, details her harrowing experience, which included abuse by a cult, conversion therapy, and the emergence of eight distinct identities within her.
Years of Torment and Trauma
Layton Ulery endured 18 years of what she describes as “sexual, physical, and psychological torment.”
Her ordeal within a cult subjected her to conversion therapy in an attempt to change her sexual orientation from lesbian to heterosexual.
In 2015, she left the cult, but her trauma had already splintered her personality into eight separate identities.
The lawsuit asserts that doctors were treating these various identities, often without her awareness, due to memory loss associated with her condition.
Allegations Against Medical Practitioners
Layton’s legal action targets Rhode Island treatment center Thundermist Health and several notable practitioners, including Dr. Jason Rafferty, therapist Julie Lyons, and Dr. Michelle Forcier.
Layton claims that these professionals ignored her complex mental state and coerced her into gender reassignment procedures, including hormone replacement therapy.
Despite being practically and legally disabled under Rhode Island law, Layton underwent treatments that she argues were driven by the practitioners’ personal agendas and professional interests.
Impact on Mental Health and Physical Well-Being
The lawsuit contends that the pressure to transition exacerbated Layton’s mental health struggles and inflicted “irreversible and mentally and physically painful damages” on her body.
Although she did not undergo gender reassignment surgery, discussions about procedures such as double mastectomy were raised.
Layton asserts that her journey towards transitioning did not align with her identity, and the medical professionals failed to provide proper care for her fractured mental state.
Questionable Therapeutic Practices
When Layton sought help for her dissociative identity disorder (DID), she began seeing therapist Julie Lyons.
Although she did not initially identify as transgender, Layton alleges that Lyons swiftly pushed her toward transgenderism and “fixated” on her male alter identities.
The lawsuit further claims that Lyons engaged in unconventional therapeutic techniques, including “experimental hypnosis” sessions that involved Layton’s boyfriend.
Allegations of Negligence and Oversight
Layton Ulery’s legal complaint argues that the medical practitioners failed to address red flags that indicated a misdiagnosis of gender dysphoria rather than proper mental health treatment.
Dr. Jason Rafferty, a leading transgender youth physician, prescribed testosterone despite Layton’s reservations and concerns from her other identities.
The lawsuit emphasizes that Rafferty’s actions were inexcusable and placed Layton at risk due to her psychological conditions.
Support for Detransitioners
After enduring years of medical coercion, Layton Ulery eventually sought help from other providers who enabled her to merge her multiple identities into one.
She recognized that her symptoms were not gender dysphoria but rather body dysmorphia stemming from late puberty, childhood bullying, and trauma.
Layton ceased taking testosterone, but the physical and emotional damage had already taken its toll.
She decided to take legal action after witnessing stories of other “detransitioners” who had faced similar pressures and coercion in their medical treatments.