Hormone blockers safe for transgender kids says new study

Jazz appeared on ABC TV to talk about being transgender

Jazz appeared on ABC TV to talk about being transgender

LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The use of hormone blockers, sometimes called puberty blockers, in transgender adolescents often times trigger heated debates from opponents of  medical intervention of transgender kids. They point to possible long-term harm to their bones and other undesirable side effects. A recent research study now indicates those concerns are unfounded.

A study conducted at the Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands found that hormone treatment does not harm adolescent bones, and ‘the treatment is effective and sufficiently safe to alleviate the stress of gender dysphoria,’ says Henriette Delemarre-van de Waal, MD,  who led the study.

Delemarre-van de Waal: “Reversible hormone treatment can relieve the psychological suffering of youth with gender dysphoria and allows the adolescent time to explore whether permanent hormone treatment and sex reassignment surgery is the best option.”


While some opponents of hormone blockers were genuinely concerned of the potential side effects, others, I suspect, were using this as a means to hinder society’s acceptance of trans people — in other words, they’d oppose hormone blockers even if found to be perfectly safe. I’d be curious if they’ll change their stance now.

More on the study: Medical intervention in transgender adolescents appears to be safe and effective | Science Codex.

(UPDATE Nov. 15, 2014) Newer study:https://lexiecannes.com/2014/11/15/second-study-confirms-medical-intervention-in-trans-kids-is-safe/

More on Jazz Jennings, the trans kid in the photo: https://lexiecannes.com/2013/09/24/update12-year-old-trans-role-model-urge-trans-kids-to-step-out-of-the-shadows/

Most recent article about Jazz: https://lexiecannes.com/2014/10/16/trans-role-model-jazz-jennings-racks-up-accolades/

Help for trans kids and their parents: http://www.transactiveonline.org/

Jazz appeared on ABC TV to talk about being transgender

Jazz appeared on ABC TV to talk about being transgender

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17 replies

  1. Glad and relieved to know that Trans-kids will be able to be taken care of and spared the angst that comes along an unwelcome puberty. And able then further on to choose for themselves.
    And most of all, I am delighted that (he/she) will be able to feel good and be happy (that if lucky to have “good” and supportive parents!) as a kid!
    Allowing Trans-kids to exist and express their True Selves, yes, this brings a smile on my face.
    And I agree with you , Lexie, “the bad guys” will always use all sort of hypocritical concerns to hinder the process of making the Trans Community a healthy and respected community.
    And we will know who they are because, when the good news come , they are the ones who just sit there and don’t applause.
    Just to tell!
    am sharing these good news, that’s for sure!
    With a SMILE! 😀

  2. Reblogged this on The Way of the Transgressor is Hard and commented:
    My heart goes out to transgendered children. I was one. This is very good news for them.

  3. Thanks for the comments and reblogging! 🙂

  4. this helps my nephew whether he chooses to stay on his path or stay with a womans body he stills has a few years before puberty kicks in but this is great info for my sister so she knows she can help jace be who he wants to be ! i love it!

    • No. Nonono. I’m glad you’re supportive! But if you really want her to feel like you are there for her then you’d use her pronouns. She would appreciate it much better, I’m sure!

      • Why? Do you know this child, and that they prefer “she” pronouns even though the commenter implies they were born with ovaries?

      • I’m pretty sure you read OP’s comment wrong. They said the blockers will give their nephew (apparent preferred pronoun) some extra time to make sure he wants to stay on his current path (toward becoming physically male) or to remain in the “woman’s body” he was born into.


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