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Post by phildidge on Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:29 am

England's only NHS youth gender clinic lowered the age at which it offers children puberty blockers, partly based on a study now being investigated.

The study's full findings have not been published - but early data showed some taking the drugs reported an increase in thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

The clinic said data was from a "small sample" and so no "meaningful conclusion" could be drawn from it.

Children as young as 11 are now being offered these hormone-blocking drugs.

Experts on clinical trials have criticised the design of the study, which they say makes it hard to tell if the reported effects were due to the puberty blockers or something else. But experts said they warranted further investigation.

The Health Research Authority - which ensures medical studies are ethical and transparent - is now investigating claims brought to them by the BBC's Newsnight programme about the early findings from the study - and the information that is understood to have been shared with patients and parents about the possible effects of puberty blocking drugs.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49036145


I find this appalling and basically child abuse. How are we allowing children to be experimented on with drugs, that we have no idea of the long term effect of? The view to affirm gender method is only simple going to lead to disaster and have many children, who are simple gay or austistic. Pushed down a path, that will damage them for life. I want to help people with gender dysphoria and that they have all the support, but this treatment is open to so many errors and problems. Its time we went back to previous methods of long consultations. Medicating children is never the answer to problems like this and a child is in no mental mindset to decide who they are before adulthood.

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Post by Lurker on Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:54 pm

There should be no such thing as "puberty blockers!" This is insane and Orwellian....

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