Major Swedish Hospital Stops Prescribing Puberty Blockers, Hormone Treatment For Minors

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Sweden’s Karolinska Hospital announced it will no longer prescribe puberty-blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors under the age of 16. While hormonal intervention is still permitted for minors ages 16 to 18, such treatment is only allowed to occur in scientific research areas designated by the ethics review board in Sweden.

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