Puberty Suppression Therapy

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Summary

Also known as GnRH analogues, puberty blockers are a medical treatment available to support the healthy development of transgender adolescents. By halting puberty, puberty blocking medications have been shown to reduce gender dysphoria (e.g.,discomfort with sex characteristics) and promote mental health.

The attached report provides an overview of puberty blockers including how they work, how they are prescribed, and what research exists to support their use. 

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