Chloe Cole, a detransitioner from Central Valley, Calif., began identifying as a boy at 12 years old. Doctors prescribed her puberty blockers and hormones starting at age 13.
At 15, before her breasts were even fully developed, doctors performed a double mastectomy. Only a short time after surgery, Chloe started having regrets about her medical transition. But in some ways, it was too late.
Chloe is now 18 years old and back to living as a woman, but is still struggling to come to terms with the medical coercion that took something “beautiful and uniquely female” away from her.