News | Health & Safety
29 May 2024 4:40
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Use of puberty blockers to treat children's gender dysphoria, is currently under-researched

    Use of puberty blockers to treat children's gender dysphoria, is currently under-researched

    An NHS review has found weak evidence about the use and effects of the hormone medications, which delay the onset of puberty.

    The UK has since banned their use for children - aside from in clinical trials.

    Starship endocrinologist Dr Paul Hofman says New Zealand tends to use a human rights based approach, rather than an evidence based approach.

    He says while there's some justification for that, he doesn't believe the current system is sustainable - and we need to go back and consult psychologists and those supporting the kids.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Health & Safety News
     28 May: A major search is under way in Sydney, after a man walking his dog found a placenta and umbilical cord at Cooks River, in Earlwood
     28 May: Ryman Healthcare is continuing to press pause on more new retirement village developments
     28 May: Christchurch's emergency health providers are gearing up for the winter rush
     27 May: A woman had a cervical procedure - with no local anaesthetic
     27 May: Twelve people injured, including eight taken to hospital, after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on Doha-Dublin flight
     26 May: Second deadly fire in India kills six infants at children's hospital in Delhi
     26 May: Gun owners aren't seeking mental health help, out of worry their firearms could be stripped away
     Top Stories

    Maori All Blacks coach Ross Filipo is pushing for a game against the Springboks as part of a revival of traditional rugby tours More...

    The Reserve Bank says changes to Debt-to-Income and Loan-to-Value Ratio restrictions will help, long-term More...

     Today's News

    Why only six bodies of the thousands feared dead in the PNG landslide have been recovered 23:07

    Law and Order:
    Oregon's drug decriminalisation experiment is being rolled back after three years of addicts shooting up in front of police 22:57

    The Dallas Stars have nosed in front in ice hockey's NHL western conference finals series with a 5-3 game three win against the Oilers in Edmonton 21:57

    Carrie Fisher feared that 'Star Wars' would be a "disaster" 21:47

    Paul Weller feels "lucky" to have been so successful 21:17

    A man's been taken to hospital with serious injuries - after being impaled on a fence in South Auckland 21:17

    North Korea's attempt to launch second military satellite fails, quelling fears of improved missile capability 21:07

    Alessandra Ambrosio is "usually mistaken" for Adriana Lima 20:47

    Russia is gaining ground in Kharkiv with daily 'glide bomb' attacks and there's not much Ukraine can do about it 20:37

    Selena Gomez wishes she "asked for help" with her mental health at a younger age 20:17

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd