Use of puberty blockers on transgender children to be investigated

Paediatricians are to investigate the controversial drug therapies used to halt the puberty of children who want to change gender.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has asked its committee of experts to look at the ethics around the rapid increase in the use of hormone blockers to treat under-16s who identify as transgender.

It is the first time the issue has been formally addressed by the ethics and law advisory committee of the Royal College, which sets professional standards.

Source: Use of puberty blockers on transgender children to be investigated | News | The Times

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