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Puberty Blockers

Taxonomy Code: LT-6900

Programs that prescribe medication for transgender youth in the form of injections or implants that forestalls development of secondary sex characteristics (male features such as facial hair, deep voices and Adam's apples and female features such as breast development), and slows the growth of sexual organs and the production of hormones. Puberty blockers serve the transgender community by giving future trans men and trans women more time to solidify their gender identity and a smoother transition into their desired gender identity as an adult. If a child later decides not to transition to another gender, the effects of puberty blockers can be reversed by stopping the medication. The primary risks of pubertal suppression in gender dysphoric youth include adverse effects on bone mineralization, compromised fertility, and unknown effects on brain development.

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