Sweden puts the brakes on child transitions
It is precisely the countries that pioneered hormone treatment for children with dysphoria (from the Great North to Australia) that have taken a decisive step backwards, indicating psychological therapy as the first approach, and drugs only in exceptional cases. Even the British health service is calling for a radical rethink of protocols. Studies are lacking to show that the benefits of pharmacological 'treatments' outweigh the damage. But in Italy puberty blockers continue to be prescribed.
Great Britain, Australia, Texas, Iowa and other US states, and now Sweden: the pioneer countries in the transition of minors treated with puberty blockers before development, put the brakes on abruptly and point to psychological and psychiatric therapies as the first approach to dysphoria in girls and boys. In Italy, on the other hand, the use of puberty blockers does not stop, and there is a complete lack of data on the number of minors and protocols applied. The Swedish decision, anticipated by the Karolinska [...]