Scotland Pauses Transgender Medications For Minors


Scotland has paused all new prescriptions of transgender medications such as puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors, the latest in a string of developments in Britain pumping the brakes on transgender medical services for minors. Scotland’s only youth gender clinic, the Sandyford clinic in Glasgow, which is operated by Scotland’s National Health Service (NHS) made the announcement on Thursday. New prescriptions for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones have been paused, although children already receiving these drugs will be able to remain on them, the clinic said in a statement. Teenagers must now be 18 before being prescribed cross-sex hormones, the clinic said.


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