The Liberal State of California – Experimenting on Teenagers

I can’t say I am too shocked by this. Don’t progressives think the State should have the power to do anything? Boy, 16, was given estrogen for behavioral disorder while in L.A. juvenile hall, suit alleges. ODD or Oppositional defiant disorder is what they were “treating” him for.

So a teenager in Juvenile detention was prescribed estrogen by a doctor, and in accordance with basic physiology, he starts to grow breasts. A 16-year-old can’t give informed consent. No one talked to the parents because The State Knows Best. The State is All Powerful. The STATE of California, is insane.

“Estrogen is not a treatment for ODD. I can’t be more emphatic about that,” [James McGough, a professor of clinical psychiatry at UCLA] said. “You won’t find a reference anywhere that supports the use of estrogen for ODD.”

The lawsuit described the treatment as “experimental.” The doctor who prescribed the estrogen, Danny Wang, could not be reached for comment.

But hey. They are enlightened, and progressive in California. And the Bureaucrats are currently in the “cover their ass” mode. There is litigation, so we can’t talk about anything. Personnel matters are confidential. And more boilerplate in that direction.