Puberty blockers will only be prescribed to children attending gender identity services as part of clinical research, NHS England has announced.
The move comes after an interim report
into children’s gender services said there were “gaps in evidence” around the drugs.
The NHS says a “significant proportion” of young people with concerns related to their gender can also experience other complexities related to mental health, neuro-development and family or social matters.
The new service will take a new “holistic” approach, focusing on the needs of each child individually with “careful therapeutic exploration”.
Source: Puberty blockers to be given only in clinical research – BBC News