Hormone blockers for gender diverse youth

What are hormone blockers?

These drugs keep your body from making hormones. They are also called puberty blockers. If you take them, you won’t have the wrong puberty.

  • These drugs have been safely used for a long time to control puberty in youth who are not gender incongruent.
  • They are used for the same purpose in gender incongruent youth. This allows youth to avoid an unwanted puberty and to delay decisions on further medical steps.

How to get them

The easiest and safest option is coming out to a supportive parent or guardian who will help. You will have to see a therapist and a doctor for a while before you are approved to take them.

I strongly urge you to take these steps with parental consent and with medical supervision. You may have a hard time finding a healthcare professional who will help you without parental consent. 

If you do not believe your parent or guardian will support you, there are other ways.

Note: This page is for young people ages 13 and above.

Disclaimer: This is medical talk, not medical advice. Some of this may not apply to you. It is presented without warranty. It may contain errors or omissions. You must do your own research.