Dispelling The Myths About Puberty Blockers

Or rather, puberty blocker — only one, leuprorelin, is currently in use.

Kids deserve a chance to make their own choices; puberty blockers give them that chance. [Image by Lotus Head/freeimages.com]

To give you quick-and-dirty medical facts on leuprorelin, it’s a synthetic version of a hormone already produced by the body. Leuprorelin works at a far higher efficiency to achieve its effects. It acts as an agonist at pituitary GnRH receptors, essentially resulting in a drastic drop in estradiol and testosterone…