Puberty Blockers: Understanding Their Use and Impact

Puberty Blockers:Part-I

Puberty blockers: 

Medications to delay physical changes during adolescence.

Common types: 

Available as tablets or injections for gender-related distress.


Used to pause puberty in transgender and gender diverse youth.

Side effects: 

Include infertility and potential risk of cancer, irreversible.

Original use: 

Puberty blockers initially for precocious puberty treatment.


NHS England ceases routine prescriptions for children.


Top stories highlight safety and efficacy debates.

Infertility risk: 

Latest news raises questions on long-term effects.


Decision affects gender identity clinics and youth services.

Future: : 

Continued research needed to understand puberty blocker effects.


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