Who is Dr Cora Breuner? Woke professor promotes sex change surgeries but opposes children getting tattoos

Dr Cora Breuner has argued that children under 18 do not have the 'agency' to make the decision to get permanent ink on their bodies

Who is Dr Cora Breuner? Woke professor promotes sex change surgeries but opposes children getting tattoos
Dr Cora Breuner, who supports children getting gender-altering surgeries, is now broadcasting against children having the authority to get a permanent tattoo (Seattle Children's Org website)
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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Woke professor and pediatrician Dr Cora Breuner has argued that children should not be given the authority to get a permanent tattoo despite having previously signed a declaration that they should be allowed to get gender-altering surgeries if they so desire. Dr Breuner has argued that children under 18 do not have the "agency" to make the decision to get permanent ink on their bodies. 

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In her recent conversation with the New York Times, Dr Breuener reflected on the case of Crystal Thomas, a New York woman who was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo. Thomas, 33, was arrested in October for letting her son get a tattoo of his name in block letters on his forearm by a neighbor and amateur tattoo artist Austin Smith, 20. While other states do not ban permanent tattoos on children if they have their parent's consent, it is illegal in New York for children under the age of 18 to do so. Speaking to the outlet, Dr Breuner said, "It is a permanent mark or a symbol you are putting on your body, and I don't think kids under 18 have that kind of agency to make a decision. We need to look at these laws again."

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Who is Dr Cora Breuner?

Dr Breuner is a professor at the University of Washington Medical Center, a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital, and a mother of three. Her bio on Seattle Children's Org reads, "My passion to be an excellent physician is balanced by my desire to be a compassionate human being. Each day I wake up I am excited to see what awaits me in my clinical practice, with my 3 fabulous children and with my colleagues. I am honored to be a member of Seattle Children's Hospital and grateful to have had the opportunity to have shared tears and joy with countless courageous patients and their families."

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In 2018, Dr Breuner signed an American Academy of Pediatrics statement supporting irreversible gender-affirming treatments for children. The statement also mentioned the use of puberty-blocking treatment in adolescents and hormonal therapy. Nevertheless, she advocated against children having the authority to get a permanent tattoo after Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child who was later taken away by Child Protective Services. This is not the first time the professor has addressed this issue. She also co-authored a 2018 statement reflecting on the dangers of adolescents receiving tattoos and piercings. 

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Dr Cora Breuner spoke against childrne unde the age of 18 getting permanent tattoos while she has advocated in support of gender-altering surgeries for children. (Twitter/@CoraBreuner)
Dr Cora Breuner spoke against children under the age of 18 getting permanent tattoos while she advocated in support of gender-altering surgeries for children (Twitter/@CoraBreuner)

The statement considers hormonal treatment as reversible and reads, "It reduces the need for later surgery because physical changes that are otherwise irreversible (protrusion of the Adam’s apple, male pattern baldness, voice change, breast growth, etc) are prevented." The statement adds, "Youth who identify as TGD [transgender] have access to comprehensive, gender-affirming, and developmentally appropriate health care that is provided in a safe and inclusive clinical space."

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