Gender dysphoria: Doctors lament 'conveyor belt’ treatment for kids

A group of Sydney clinicians is concerned that families are pinning hopes on pills rather than broader psychosocial therapies

Doctors treating children and teens with gender dysphoria have opened up about feeling pressured to prescribe puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones before non-medical interventions, such as psychotherapy, have been explored.

Professor Geoffrey Ambler.

In the first Australian study of its kind, clinicians at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney say the emergence of a “conveyor belt” mentality to