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Puberty blockers are not 'safe and reversible' - Ministry of Health

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Family First NZ welcomes the delayed shift in Department of Health policy on pubertal blockers for young people with sexual dysphoria.

Until last week, the Ministry of Health stated that “Puberty blockers are a
Safe and completely reversible drug that can be used from early puberty through later adolescence to help relieve distress and allow time to fully explore healthy gender choices
. “

But last Friday the ministry quietly changed that advice. “Safe and completely reversible drug“Removed and replaced with”Contraindications are sometimes used from early puberty through later adolescence to allow time to fully explore healthy gender choices.. “

Medical professionals and medical groups – including the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) – have recently expressed increasing international concern about the use of pubertal blockers to treat young men with gender dysphoria due to the lack of certainty of benefits but the high potential for it. medical harm.

Britain’s NHS recently pulled a claim that the effects of puberty blockers are ‘completely reversible’

Sweden’s leading sex clinic – Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm – recently completed the routine treatment of minors under the age of 18 with pubertal blockers and transient sex hormones,

Finland revised its treatment guidelines in June 2020, prioritizing psychological and support interventions over medical interventions, especially for young people with postpubertal gender dysphoria.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States recently issued a warning label about the dangers of pubertal blockers

The Tavistock transgender clinic in the UK has been closed down by the NHS after a review found it ‘unsafe’ for children, and that there was not enough evidence to recommend puberty blockers.

Professor Christopher Gilberg, an expert in child and adolescent psychiatry who has provided expert evidence at the British High Court regarding the harmful transformation of Kira Bell, believes that prescribing drugs to delay puberty is scandalous and amounts to conducting a ‘live trial’ on vulnerable children. “In my years as a clinician,” he said, “I can’t remember an issue of greater importance to the practice of medicine. We have left out evidence-based clinical practice and use effective life-altering medications for a vulnerable group of teens and children based on belief.”

Family First is calling on the government and the Ministry of Health to halt the use of puberty blockers, sex hormones and surgeries for minors while more research is conducted.

It is time to put the first harmless medicine and credible research ahead of the ideology and agenda to advance the indoctrination of gender fluidity. It’s time to wait, treat, and heal the mind instead of chemicals and castration

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