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Puberty blockers explained, as UK court rules on trans children

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The Court of Appeal for England and Wales said it was up to doctors, not courts, to decide if a child under 16 was capable of consenting to drugs that pause puberty.

The ruling comes after a US federal judge in July suspended a landmark Arkansas state law that would have banned doctors from providing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or gender transition surgeries to minors.

So, what do puberty blockers do and why are they so controversial? WHAT DO THE BLOCKERS DO? Puberty blockers are used to delay the onset of puberty or stop a child’s body maturing to become sexually reproductive, according to U.S.

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