Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens

September 29, 2014

A recent Dutch study suggests that puberty suppression drugs can help gender questioning teens feel better about themselves while delaying difficult gender reassignment decisions until they are better prepared to make them.

“By delaying the onset of puberty, those children who go on to gender reassignment ‘have the lifelong advantage of a body that matches their gender identities without the irreversible body changes of a low voice or beard growth or breasts, for example,’ added De Vries, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria with the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.

Read a summary of the study results here.

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