England Bans Puberty Blocker Drugs For Minors

England’s National Health Service (NHS) has determined that minor children may no longer be given puberty blocker drugs, also known as puberty-suppressing hormones (PSH). Recent studies cited by the NHS showed serious safety concerns with the practice.

The NHS released a policy document stating: “We have concluded that there is not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of PSH to make the treatment routinely available at this time”

The medical impact of PSH drugs is to prevent the release of hormones that allow children to grow into healthy adults with fully developed male or female characteristics. The drug is given to gender dysphoric children to prevent the development of adult attributes of their biological gender. For example, boys would not grow facial hair and their voices would not deepen, while girls would tend not to grow adult breasts.

There are about 100 children currently being treated with PSH through Leeds and University College London Hospital. They will continue to receive treatment, but no new children will be given the drug per the new NHS policy.

The number of British children who choose to medically change their gender has increased from 250 in 2012 to more than 5000 in 2022. This is a phenomenon some have labeled as “trender transitioning.” This is because many young people have been either forced into it by their leftist parents or pressured to do so by a generation that celebrates gender transitioning.

Many physicians and therapists have expressed the opinion that children who exhibit any traits of the opposite gender must transition or risk depression and suicide. Many schools in the U.S. have been referring students for gender transitioning without parental knowledge.

Children in many states can decide they want to “transition” their gender prior to the onset of puberty at age 10 or 11. Critics point out that children of the same age cannot smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or get tattoos. They are also deemed too young to vote, drive a car or sign a contract. The practice of “gender transitioning” is at least as serious an adult matter, per opponents of PSH treatments for minors.

England Is a nation that is normally at the “bleeding edge” of woke and leftist trends that are later adopted by the U.S. and elsewhere. The ban of PSH drugs for minors is seen as a turn to the right — and many would say to common sense.