25 November 2021
Treatment with so-called [puberty blockers] is associated with a risk of injury - therefore the treatment should preferably not last more than two years. But Assignment review can reveal that healthcare often provides the medicine for longer than that. One in five children in trans care who have received stop hormones have been treated for more than three years.
24 November 2021
He felt so bad that he tried to commit suicide on several occasions. We did not understand, we thought our child would feel better from the treatment, says Natalie. Over time, Leo also begins to complain of back pain.nWhen we asked from time to time how it felt in the back, he said “I have pain all the time”.
CASE 1: The Leo case, which is told in the article above.
CASE 2: Suspected liver effects, elevated liver enzyme levels. Concerns about bone density.
CASE 3: Side effects of [puberty blockers] are detected after only one year of treatment. Extended care process.
CASE 4: Gets a sharp weight gain when [puberty blocking] therapy is started, over 25 kilos in just one year. At the same time, longitudinal growth stops.
CASE 5: Impaired mental state, after starting with [puberty blockers]. The BUP emergency room reports on the risk of suicide and how the young patient repeatedly sought help and was admitted for a shorter period of time.
CASE 6: Regrets his gender-correcting care. Re-identifies as a woman, but has had an irreversible effect of testosterone treatment.
CASE 7: Regrets his gender-correcting care. Re-identifies as a woman, but has had an irreversible voice influence (developed basic voice) from testosterone treatment.
CASE 8: Regrets his gender-correcting care. Re-identifies as a woman, but has had an irreversible voice influence (developed basic voice) from testosterone treatment.
CASE 9: Regrets his gender-correcting care. Re-identifies as a woman, but has had an irreversible voice influence (developed basic voice) from testosterone treatment.
CASE 10: Forced to stop [puberty blocking] treatment after only two years, when reduced bone density is discovered.
CASE 11: Patient who is forcibly admitted just over a month after starting hormone replacement therapy due to suicide risk. The case is considered serious.
CASE 12: After starting sex-counter hormone therapy, the patient feels very bad. High anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and feelings of unreality are reported. Received a diagnosis without the participation of a psychiatrist.
CASE 13: The patient expresses suicidal thoughts and has a severe deterioration of mood after starting with [puberty blockers]. Will be admitted to the BUP emergency room.
The Trans Train
Sveriges Television, the Swedish national broadcaster produced the Trans Train documentary series following several people recovering from opposite sex imitation treatments. Following broadcast in 2019, the number of children presenting to clinics for opposite sex imitation declined markedly.
When Leo is 11 years old, doctors in transgender care start giving him puberty blockers. There are risks with the treatment, but his family are not informed of them. One day Leo says his body is aching. Mission: Investigate reveals what the doctors at Karolinska University Hospital knew, but didn’t reveal.