What are puberty blockers?

Puberty blockers affect the production of a hormone called Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH). This hormone is produced in the brain and stimulates the production of sex hormones (oestrogen or testosterone) from the ovaries or testicles. Blockers work by inhibiting the production of GnRH, which stops the production of the hormones that cause puberty and sexual development.

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