The medical system in the UK will no longer recommend or allow puberty blockers for minors

March 13 – The National Health Service (NHS) of England decided yesterday to no longer allow puberty blockers to be prescribed for children under the age of 18 who feel they are a different gender than their birth shows.  

Puberty blockers would do pretty much what the name suggests – delay the hormone release that would kick-start puberty, like estrogen and testosterone. Breast development and facial hair can be suppressed with the blockers. 

The NHS is citing insufficient evidence that puberty blockers are safe and effective. 

Puberty blockers are prescribed in the United States, however. 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM said, “There’s never been studies that have been done well to show what are the long term possible harms to this? I just can’t understand why we, in the United States, are following a group called WPATH, which is not a medical group and their quote unquote gold standard when real doctors are realizing that this is really risky stuff for kids. This is for switching your gender, holding off on making that decision. That’s what that is used for.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll added, “The NHS is looked at as one of the most respected national health services in the world. I mean, a lot of people look to them for guidance. They said we’ve concluded there is not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of puberty blockers to make the treatment routinely available at this time. In the year ’21,’22, which is when they tracked these numbers, there were more than 5,000 youths referred for what they call gender identity development services through the NHS. They compared those numbers from a decade earlier, there were less than 250 referrals. Well, that tells me, like we’ve often talked about, something is going on culturally, that would be driving that kind of an increase. That’s one of the things that raised flags at the National Health Service in England. What is going on that this just keeps blooming like it is? They started to dig into it and study it. They said there’s just no evidence to support that it’s safe at this time.”