Politicians in Australia double down on trans medicalisation
The Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital website states, in relation to the use of puberty blockers (GnRH) in young people:
‘They are reversible in their effects, should an adolescent wish to stop taking them at any time their biological puberty will resume’.
The British National Health Service (NHS) has withdrawn the claim that puberty blockers are considered to be fully reversible and replaced with the statement that “little is known about the long-term side effects particularly as it relates to the development of the teenage brain and children’s bones. The psychological effects are also unknown”.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a warning about the possible risk of developing pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) to the labelling for gonadotropin- releasing hormone (GnRH)
Interesting to note that RCH continues to market the belief that puberty blockers are 'reversible in their effect' !
I cant help wondering what other drugs and treatments will suffer from funding cuts as the funding for gender drugs and affirmation increases.
Will be interesting to see how Sydney’s west votes. For voters aware of the scandal of paediatric sex change treatment in NSW it seems like One Nation is the least bad choice.
This is an excellent article, Bernard. As it now looks like the Labour Party needs 2 cross benchers to guarantee supply, do you still think Greenwich will be influential, given the number of cross benches available?