Health board ‘misled young patients’ over puberty drug | Scotland | The Sunday Times

Scotland’s biggest health board has been accused of misleading young transgender patients and their families over the potential effects of puberty- suppressing drugs.

Newly-released documents show that as early as January 2017, officials at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recognised that the long-term impacts of hormones known as puberty blockers were not known but could affect bone density and stunt growth. Despite this, a leaflet published by the health board until last year said that taking blockers was considered “fully reversible”.

Source: Health board ‘misled young patients’ over puberty drug | Scotland | The Sunday Times

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