ALBERTA (LifeSiteNews) — A gender-confused Alberta man who says his life has been irreversibly changed by genital surgery is upset that he has been denied medically assisted suicide.
On July 26, a biological male calling himself Duchess Lois of Alberta announced that he was denied so-called Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), a euphemism used in Canada to indicate voluntary execution by a medical professional.
Duchess Lois had applied for the lethal service in January on the grounds that his surgery had sterilized him and irreversibly changed his life.
“I requested my MAiD file. A human rights concern?” he asked on a Twitter post after his doctor had denied the request, instead suggesting that the patient had a human rights concern.
I requested my MAiD file.
A human rights concern? pic.twitter.com/nqEVU2yv49
— Duchess Lois Of Alberta (@duchess_elle) July 26, 2023
Lois has suggested that his status as a First Nations Canadian, his sterility, and his identity as a “transsexual woman” have bearing in his attempt to be euthanized.
“I’m accessing M.A.I.D [sic] as a sterilized first nations person of treaty 6, who is also a post-op transsexual woman of 14 years,” he had previously announced in a January post.
“I qualify for it as someone who is sterilized and who has undergone vaginoplasty,” he added “Two things that cannot be reversed or relieved.”
According to the website Pallipedia, applicants for state-approved euthanasia in Canada can cite a ” ‘grievous and irremediable medical condition’ that produces unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be reversed or relieved ‘under conditions that you consider acceptable’.”
Images of Lois’ application posted on Twitter, which have information blacked out, seem to show that his doctor confirmed that Lois was able to make his own health decisions, had voluntarily requested euthanasia without any external pressure, and had chosen medically assisted suicide despite having been told of other options to relieve his pain.
The doctor further attested that Lois suffered from a serious, incurable illness, disease, or disability. He confirmed that the condition was related to genital surgery.
According to the doctor, Lois stated that his current health situation causes him to suffer “intolerable” physical or psychological suffering which cannot be relieved under conditions he considered “acceptable.” Lois claimed to have been struggling with inadequate pain control since his surgery.
Lois has not received palliative care or disability support services, despite these resources being available to him to the knowledge of his doctor.
The doctor also declared that he informed his patient of the “reasonable and available” means to relieve his suffering, but Lois maintained his desire for MAID (that is, legal execution by a medical professional).
The doctor concluded that Lois was not eligible for euthanasia but suggested that he visit a gender clinic in Montreal for a surgical follow-up. He also provided resources “for looking further into human rights concerns.”
Lois was upset with this decision.
“What resources did they give you?” asked a Twitter user apparently sympathetic to Lois’ quest. “It sounds like they think you have a human rights concern and provided you information to get your questions answered or something.”
“No source,” Lois responded. “I’m supposed to be content with numbing cream that doesn’t work. Back to square one.”
What resources did they give you? It sounds like they think you have a human rights concern and provided you information to get your questions answered or something…
— Jennifer (@Jensgettininky) July 26, 2023
Unfortunately, Lois’ post-operative pain is not unique. A recent study on the side effects of radical genital surgeries discovered that 81% of those who had undergone the cosmetic procedures in the past five years reported experiencing pain simply from normal movement in the weeks and months that followed. Many other side effects manifest themselves as well.
LifeSiteNews has compiled a list of medical agencies and experts who warn against transgender surgeries, warning of irreversible changes and lifelong side-effects.
As shown by Matt Walsh’s report about the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) promotion of surgeries altering secondary sexual characteristics, the real reason for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to promote such surgeries and hormone therapies is to “make a lot of money.”
For example, a so-called “chest reconstruction—an Orwellian expression for the surgical removal of healthy female breasts—costs approximately $40,000 per patient, according to VUMC’s Dr. Shayne Sebold Taylor.
“These surgeries are labor intensive, there are a lot of follow-ups, they require a lot of our time, and they make money,” Taylor said in a video Walsh uncovered.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts in Alberta, please call 911 or:
- AHS Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
- Talk Suicide Canada 1-833-456-4566
- Kids Help Phone-1-800-668-6868
- Indigenous Hope Line 1-855-242-3310