- May 5, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Puberty blockers sound like a total mine field.It really depends when they transitioned. A male who used puberty blockers and then transitioned at the beginning of adulthood should be fine to play as a women.
Puberty is a natural part of human development that typically occurs 10-17 for girls and 11-17 for boys.
At a guess I reckon I started puberty about age 12/13. Didn't even know what 'gender identity' meant let alone being prepared to make permanent life altering decisions about my ongoing biological development. Too busy crushing GoldenEye 64.
What do pubertal blockers do?
Puberty's physical changes can cause intense distress for many gender-nonconforming adolescents. When taken regularly, GnRH analogues suppress the body's release of sex hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, during puberty. These hormones affect:
- Primary sex characteristics. These are the sexual organs present at birth, including the penis, scrotum and testicles and the uterus, ovaries and vagina.
- Secondary sex characteristics. These are the physical changes in the body that typically appear during puberty. Examples include breast development and growth of facial hair.